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Garth Brooks Tears up Reading Thank You Letter to Servicemen and Women

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Garth Brooks made a special appearance on the Ty, Kelly & Chuck morning radio show to read a letter to military men and women, and it didn’t take Brooks long to get emotional on air.

Brooks read the letter from a woman named Lindsay. She decorated the letter with “Fourth of July” style stars, as Brooks explained. “Thank you for your service,” Lindsay wrote. “Thank you for devoting your life to fighting for our freedom. I can’t thank you enough for your service. Please know how much you are appreciated.”

“Amen,” Brooks says after reading the letter. “Lindsay, you are dead on. I don’t know if Lindsay has children, but this is every parent’s card to the men and women who secure our children’s dreams. I can’t think of anybody who deserves it more than our military men and women, past, present and future.”

The letter from Lindsay also carries extra special significance. It marks the 100,000th letter to servicemen and women from listeners of the morning show, which completes their “100k Thank You’s” campaign. Fans of the show offered their love and support to the military throughout the campaign, and the show often had guests read them live on air.

Garth Brooks felt particularly honored to read the letter aloud during the milestone moment. “First of all, it’s an honor I do not deserve,” Brooks says. “So thank you for what you do.”

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Radio host Ty Bentli says that card, while significant, is just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, there’s a room in the radio studio filled with cards. “We probably have at least 200,000 cards,” he says. And every single one of them will go overseas to those who can’t be home for the holidays.

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Garth Brooks Tears up Reading Thank You Letter to Servicemen and Women