Honoring our nation’s veterans is one of the most important things we can do in our society. The brave men and women who fought for us sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom and our way of life, we owe them our respect and gratitude.
There are countless ways to honor our hardworking veterans, whether by erecting monuments so our descendants never forget their sacrifices or more simple tributes. Recently, a famous pop star found a way to honor a veteran in her life.
Pink is a household name, known for her hits like “So What” and “Who Knew.” At a recent concert in New York City, Pink announced that she had a special surprise for the audience. The mega-star would be singing a duet with a veteran of the armed forces in the crowd. Audiences were shocked to learn that that veteran was also her father.
Pink’s father, Jim Moore, served in the United States military during the Vietnam War. While deployed overseas nearly 40 years ago, Jim wrote a song entitled “I Have Seen the Rain” that he and Pink would sing together at the concert. In her introduction, Pink said that Jim was the reason she became the amazing musician that she is today.
As Jim came onstage, Pink called him her favorite person in the world, hugging him to the audience’s cheers and applause. Despite never having performed in front of a crowd, Jim appeared as poised as any seasoned rock star, asking the crowd, “Are we ready?” to thunderous applause.
The duo had amazing chemistry, giving a moving, emotional performance. Watching Pink and Jim sing together, it is clear that Jim’s guidance and inspiration were strong beams of support for Pink’s music career.
What do you think of Pink’s performance with her father? Have you ever done anything to show your gratitude to the veterans in your life? Let us know in the comments – and make sure you pass this awesome performance along to your friends and family!