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Free American music awards he has played for five US presidents.
And he is loved by generations of fans.
But he is also a big supporter of our nation's veterans please welcome Tony Orlando -- Okay.
I don't want you just like the rest of America so America that we we rehearsed them to do that.
You wouldn't have had.
People do love you hearty group and -- Americans -- -- you allied veterans.
Well you love them and tell me why I do I -- it.
Working for veterans you know tie yellow -- came out 73 I got a call from Bob Hope Classic come down the cotton -- sing the song far POWs.
It changed my life -- not only was I singing for them that I became friends with all of them.
300 and plus of the bravest men I haven't met my life and I promised myself there after that I would dedicate.
My career to helping veterans in post war experiences.
When veterans come home is when the -- the most -- and I think.
The Vietnam veteran did not get the -- they deserved I think.
America realizes that.
And I think we see a difference in America now -- our young men and women returned from Afghanistan Iraq.
They'll open arms in -- loved in this way it should be for ever in this country but a lot of celebrities get.
Could you do far more than that and I want you to talk about what you're doing.
This coming week for veterans day in Branson Missouri -- when I first went to Branson Missouri 1993.
I wanted very much to take these yellow ribbon music theater that was named about a song that welcomes vets home.
And give them a show for free.
My dream governor was to have the country give a free show a free amusement park a free movie -- a free dinner on veterans day.
From all of us in this country is someday that may happen I'd like to see happen it would be great and it would be great and I.
I wanted to have my little world and so I opened up my theater to them the first year we had 600 show up in 2000 -- -- for free.
We followed that with 5000 following Erica and this year we have a 175000.
Veterans come wow.
Going to be a remarkable.
If you PC from Franklin -- with Franklin -- of the vice chairman tell me what is this reason I got involved with Franklin and Bob book was that.
The president and CEO -- of -- spokesman is he was willing to give to veterans.
The proceeds that -- and for such this one goes to wounded warriors and if you've got chewed up Franklin Mint dot com and you see this you know the money's going somewhere to help a veteran.
And we have like 34000.
Veterans amputees but this war.
And it's a lot of guys that need a lot of care and I'm loving so that was gonna go to good things twelfth you are.
-- -- -- And a magnificent entertainer and you know if we have you here you know.
-- -- -- to just come -- even though this is important you're gonna have to do some music -- this already so we're gonna you're playing -- I'm ready.
Even if I'm playing -- still had a hot out.
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