25 Nov 2009

November 20th + 21st: visiting the US troops for USO Tour


Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia and One Tree Hill stars Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols (who also hails from Ann Arbor, MI) have made their way to Germany and Turkey to visit the US troops stationed there this Thanksgiving holiday in order to bring some cheer and love from home. Here is a poster advertising their USO Tour appearance and some deets from their visit:

One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols are spending their Thanksgiving holiday this year fulfilling exactly what the holiday is about; giving thanks to others. The young stars, along with Heroes’s Milo Ventimiglia, are currently overseas generously giving their time and talent to the troops and their families stationed in Germany and Turkey. Nichols, Bush, and Ventimiglia held meet&greets the mornings of Nov. 20 and 21st in Ramstein, Germany, where they signed autographs and posed for pictures with the service members and their families. According to the official website for the USO, what the TV trio is doing leaves the troops and their family members with the most lasting emotional impressions. USO entertainers are essential to fulfilling the USO’s mission of boosting troop morale. Bush and Nichols are no strangers to donating their time and efforts to help the morale of others in need. This past September they both helped to raise money at the ‘Celebrity Autograph Fund-raiser’ for a memorial wall honoring fallen police officers to be built in Wilmington, NC, where ‘One Tree Hill is filmed. Bush said as a child she was always encouraged by her parents to do charity work. Now the 27-year-old actress says she wants to give that same motivation to others. I think people have lost sight of how important it is to give back, Bush told Star News recently. Clearly Bush has not lost sight of giving back; she is a 2009 spokesperson for the Teachers Count campaign, and a long-time advocate for The Art of Elysium, which places emphasis on the importance of the arts in the lives of children battling serious medical conditions. The next stop where Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols, and Milo Ventimiglia will place emphasis on the needs of others will be Turkey, at the Incirlik and Izmir Air Bases, where they will be until the completion of their USO tour on Nov. 25.

These actors are amazing for giving so generously of their time this Thanksgiving season to be with the troops overseas who cannot be home with their families. After the jump, check out a couple photos of Milo, Sophia and Austin at one of their recent USO Tour events …

As some of you may recall, this is not the first time that Milo has journeyed overseas to be with the troops. He spent his birthday with the US Troops stationed in the Middle East last year. Lets send all of our love and appreciation for the troops who are serving to protect our country and wish them the happiest of Thanksgivings! Much love and props goes out to Milo, Sophia and Austin for being so cool 

 Source: Meotive.com

by Aniek | Category: Appearances & Events,Gallery