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Redskins Cheerleaders In Kuwait

Posted by Matt Terl on March 25, 2011 – 3:40 pm

The Redskins Cheerleaders do more than just dance on the sidelines and pose for calendar shoots; they also travel and perform all over the world — including tours in support of our military serving overseas. The cheerleaders just returned from one such trip, to Kuwait, and this time they had a Flip camera on-hand. I believe it’s Jamilla who’s doing most of the shooting here, and it’s a terrific look at the reception that the Redskins Cheerleaders get, even 6000-plus miles from Washington D.C., and how much their presence means to the brave folks serving over there.

When the group made a similar trip in October, cheerleader Brittany sent back this blog post; here’s a quick excerpt to flesh out the video above:

After our incredible boat rides we headed back over the the main park of KNB to get ready for out first show! It was so exciting that we were actually going to now perform what we have worked so hard on for the past few months to the people who deserve to see it the most- our troops! We had a great crowd and a loud one too! They all really enjoyed the show and kept telling us how entertained they were! We could not have been more happy about that! That’s what we are there for. For them to forget for one moment about where they are and to sit back and enjoy some fun entertainment. When we finished up the show with out God Bless the USA routine, I couldn’t help but look out into the sea of soldiers in front of me and begin to shed a tear. Tears of happiness and joy that I could be a part of something like this for them and tears of sadness to know that this may be a small bit of home but for most of these men and women they have not seen their family and friends in months or even years. They have missed anniversaries, 1st birthdays, babies being born, graduations and just life back home. But for that one moment they are happy, genuinely happy and we were each a part of that.

I can’t believe how much we did today! I can’t even imagine what is to come. I know one thing, we truly have the best men and women serving our country! You are the most dedicated and honorable people I have ever met and I want you to know how blessed we are to be here for you. As excited as you are about having us here we are even more excited to be here for you! The time you give to serve our country is undeniably the most selfless act in the world. I am proud and honored to be an American and I am so glad that my first day of this tour was spent with each and everyone of you. You have each touched my life in a way I will never forget. God Bless the USA!

And that’s just an excerpt; read the rest here.

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