Justin Timberlake At The Marine Corps Ball
Justin Timberlake has made good on his promise to attend the Marine Corps Ball. The invited guest donned a tuxedo Saturday night for the big event that turned out to be a very moving evening.
Justin Timberlake spent this past Saturday evening as the guest of Corporal Kelsey DeSantis at the Marine Corps Ball -- "an event that turned out to be one of the most moving evenings," according to Timberlake.
In July, the 30-year-old accepted an invitation to the event saying he'd be "honored" to attend. This week, Timberlake followed through and has written a long entry on his website detailing his night at the Marine Corps Ball, specifically his impression of his fellow attendees.
"I knew I would have an evening that I wouldn't forget... Something I could tell my friends about," he wrote Sunday. "What I didn't know was how moved I would be by the whole experience."
Of his Marine Corps Ball date Justin Timberlake wrote:
Of his evening at the Marine Corps Ball, Timberlake wrote that he was nearly moved to tears by a video of Marines throughout history, thoroughly enjoyed meeting Corporal Kelsey DeSantis' friends and even danced a little. "I felt so proud to be there," he wrote. "I felt like I was getting a chance to be among my heroes. It's funny too because a lot of them are SO younger than me."
In a message to those who serve, Justin Timberlake wrote, "To all of you that serve every day for us... Ensuring our freedom, I say: My deepest gratitude to you. I've met so many of my heroes... From Michael Jordan to Michael Jackson. And, nothing makes me feel more honor and pride than when I get to meet one of you. Last night changed my life and I will never forget it."
His blog continued with this emotional appeal: "To people like me who get to benefit from this type of person... One with character and courage. With strength and bravery. With humility and honor... I say: Send your thanks. Do it however you can. Write a letter, type an email... Hell, buy 'em a beer next time you run into someone from our Armed Forces in a bar. When they say thank you for that drink that cost you 3 bucks, they'll mean it. They won't take it for granted and, they won't forget it."
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