Events

August 1, 2014

Making every moment count for Soldiers, families

Press Release
Sesame Street/USO Tour

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families will visit Fort Irwin on Aug. 12 and 13.

Muppets – including Elmo, Cookie Monster and Grover – will perform at the Freedom Fitness Center at 4:30 p.m., Aug. 12, and at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Aug. 13. This show is for military ID holders and their guests only, and is closed to the general public. The event is free and does not require tickets. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. Seating is limited and is first-come, first-serve.

This is the USO’s longest running, free traveling tour based on Sesame Street’s military families initiative and is in the midst of visiting military installations across the U.S. for its sixth consecutive year.

This year marks the tour’s fourth year visiting military installations in the U.S., having also travelled abroad. In a fun, new add-on to its latest installment, this year the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families tour is helping spread awareness of the USO’s Every Moment Counts campaign by urging the American public to join them in honoring our service heroes and creating real, everyday moments that matter for our troops and their families.

Through the power of song and dance, the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families tour takes time out to thank troops for their service and sacrifice, and share special moments with military families through their 30-minute character performance. Emphasizing the importance of adjusting to change and the power of friendship, Elmo and his Sesame Street pals help Katie – a military child who is moving to a new place – learn to face her fears, embrace change and get excited about relocating with her family.

The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families made its debut in July 2008 and has taken its message to more than 412,000 troops and military families. It has also performed 735 shows on 144 military installations in 33 states and 11 countries and distributed more than 2.2 million giveaways and outreach materials.

To learn more about the Sesame Street/USO tour, view the latest tour schedule and/or find out how you can help Make Every Moment Count visit USO.org/Sesame.




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