On December 9th, military personal and their families will enjoy “TV’s most patriotic and heartwarming show of the year” at the Columbus Civic Center. Vince McMahon and Governor Deal have announced the 12th annual “Tribute to the Troops” to benefit the 120,000 soldiers and Department of Defense-employees stationed in Fort Benning, the Home of the Infantry. On December 10th, “WWE Superstars and Divas” will spend the day at Fort Benning, meeting and thanking those who protect them.
“We appreciate the long-time support WWE has offered our troops,” said COL Michail Huerter, Fort Benning Garrison Commander. “Tribute to the Troops is a unique opportunity for our Soldiers and their families to come out and enjoy a show that thanks them for their service.”
This year’s “Tribute to the Troops” will be held in conjunction with a production of “WWE Smackdown” for the first time in the program’s history.
Craven political notes, for those who go in for that sort of thing: the December 9th event will be squarely in run-off season, should there be one. Vince McMahon is a longtime Republican (his
daughter wife was nominated twice for a Senate seat by the GOP in Connecticut) and likely a relationship Georgia Republicans are glad to foster.
Of course, the election could be over tomorrow if Governor Deal jumped in the ring and gave one good “woo!“