Bob Hope was not only an entertainer but a passionate supporter of the troops both during World War II and after. The night of D-Day, June 6, 1944, Americans were tuned to their radios, eager for any invasion news updates that they could get. Most shows were pre-empted for news broadcasts, but Bob Hope went on the air at 10:15pm on NBC. Instead of his normal antics, he began his show with this sober and reverent monologue that withstands 70 years of time.
In a continued attempt to make myself write more, I decided to participate in this week’s Weekly Writing Challenge. I chose the following prompt for this time travel experiment:
- Be an invisible observer in a major event from the past. Or an active participant — whichever you prefer.
And here’s my addle-brained contribution!