Dolly Slips On Boots To Thank Troops
Dolly Parton, a recent Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, is taking off her high heels to pose in authentic combat boots for the Boot Campaign.
In a press release, Dolly Parton says “So many people, regular folks and celebrities, send out love and sincere thanks to you for keeping us safe and fighting for our freedom. Let me add to that loving list. Thank you from the bottom of my country heart. I will always love you.”
The Boot Campaign, whose motto is “When They Come Back, We Give Back!” is a grassroots program started by five Texas women now known as the Boot Girls, who decided to take action after reading retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s book Lone Survivor. According to bootcampaign.com, It all started back in 2009 when the Boot Girls asked celebrities at the Country for Our Country benefit concert to pose in army combat boots for an online photo gallery used to rally support for returning troops. Shortly after a host of celebrities, politicians and sports figures teamed up with the Boot Girls to put their boots on for the Boot Campaign. The campaign encourages Americans to purchase a pair of army combat boots to wear in support of our troops. Proceeds from the boot sales are donated to partner charities, including the Lone Survivor Foundation.
If you’d like to participate and learn more, click here.
Since we’re honoring our men and women in uniform, I want to share this great video from Dolly “Welcoming Home” our military.