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Outback Steakhouse and "Operation Home Front", when in walked in super
star Tim McGraw!
I'm very proud to intro our friend and guest - tim mcgraw
don't get to see to many stars, so I'm still starstruck right now. We
appreciate him coming who would have thought us" says Sgt. Deantre
McGraw, who's grandfather, sister and uncle are all
vets, went table to table, shaking hands and thanking these men and
women in unifrom for our freedom.
"It gives us so many freedoms
and so many things if you look around, people don't have freedoms we
have, our military fought for those things and we don't put enough
emphais on that" says McGraw.
The veterans say they are just as thankful that someone of Tim McGraw's status would take time to show his patriotism
been overseas over 10 years now. Knowing people still appreciate what
we are doing 10 years down the road feels good" says Sgt. Shauna Cook.
Staff Sgt Jasmin Ward was wearing one of the biggest smiles in the room.
"I am a huge fan! I was really surprised, this is one secret they kept a really good grasp on" says Sgt. Ward.
A surprise salute, from a superstar who says these guys and gals are the ones that really shine!
think it's one of the most important things we have. It makes
everything about our country it is what makes us tick" says McGraw.
has been involved with "Operation Freedom" for his "Brothers Of The
Sun" tour, giving a home to a military family in need for each of his 25
For any veterans that weren't invited out today, Outback wants to give you a gift too!
As part of their military mates program, veterans and all active
military can receive a free bloomin onion and beverage this Sunday for
Veterans Day, as well as ten percent off their meals through the end of
Friday, November 9 2012, 06:54 PM CST
Arrest made in fatal shooting in Memphis
May 23, 2013 19:55 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/188G97s ) reports that 21-year-old Setric Hall has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony.
He's being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Police say the shootings occurred Wednesday night. Officers found a 26-year-old man on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead there, and later identified as Devin Cox.
A few minutes later, officers responded to another location, where they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Police believe that Hall was trying to shoot his girlfriend when the 22-year-old man intervened.
The girlfriend was not injured.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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