Bob Hope & His Christmas Show

by Jeff Skinner

As much as Bob Hope did for the game of golf, and he is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, his legacy is much more than that. Yes, he loved golf and he made a career out of hacking it around.  But his true legacy lies in the faces of the thousands of servicemen that he spent countless hours with during his career.

For over fifty years he took his travelling Christmas Show all over the world so those soldiers and sailors far from home would have a little piece of Christmas.

In 1997 Congress and President Clinton named Hope an “Honorary Veteran.”  It was the first time anyone had ever been given that honor.  True to his humility, Hope said, “I’ve been given many awards in my lifetime, but to be numbered among the men and women I admired most…is the greatest honor I have ever received.”


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