I am not a big fan of people who are in the entertainment industry. I think most movie stars; singers and other entertainers are generally overpaid narcissists.
However, every now and then one comes along who makes everyone proud.
Marc Anthony is a well-known singer, actor and songwriter. He is also known for being married to Jennifer Lopez.
On Thursday, Marc Anthony was enjoying himself in Las Vegas when he spotted two United States Marines. Marc Anthony went up to them, introduced himself and in honor of Veterans Day, which was still a few hours away; he took the two Marines with him and showed them the party of a lifetime.
Marc Anthony took the Marines to the exclusive Tao Night Club, bought them expensive booze and made certain that everyone at the club knew the Marines were not only with him but they were the guests of honor that night.
Those two Marines certainly have a memory to last a lifetime but there is more to this story.
Hundreds of people we call superstars were out on Thursday evening. Many in the Hollywood set were out partying and enjoying the benefits of liberty and freedom that America provides. Those Marines and others like them make huge sacrifices to give us the gift of liberty.
The story here is that Marc Anthony is a great guy and did something amazing. The story here is also that we haven’t heard any other stories like this. There may have been a one or two other instances where Hollywood types treated American military personnel like the heroes they are but I doubt it.
I’m not going to sit here and rip those who did not act. Marc Anthony was a real patriot Thursday night. He did not have to honor those Marines the way he did, but he did.
Marc Anthony, you are a great American.
That was nice of him to do that. Sad you don't see that much any more and it is nice when people do it for the Military. Specially since those in Nam came back to yells and screams of non support.
We owe our liberty to the Creator and Founding Fathers, but also to those who served and though their job may not have been in battle like many yet they made a contribution to the process that results in the freedoms we enjoy today.
Here! Here! Doc they got my vote.
I always had a thing for Marc Anthony. In response to the negative comments: You have to meet people where they are. If the act of showing these Marines a good time, in a way that could deeply touch them, was taking them for drinks and smokes, then so be it! Don't judge until you have had to kill people for your job.
Marc Anthony - A GREAT AMERICAN and a TRUE PATRIOT!
...and he is a hottie :-)