A national tribute to Bob Hope and the military.

Bronze audience listens to a Bob Hope comedy routine.
Bronze audience listens to a Bob Hope comedy routine.

Perhaps you fondly remember Bob Hope. Millions do. I do.

In San Diego, a fantastic tribute to the legendary comedian can be found on the Greatest Generation Walk, just south of the USS Midway Museum. Sixteen life-sized bronze figures show Bob doing a comedy routine for assorted American service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. An outdoor speaker plays old recordings of him telling his inimitable jokes. For five decades Bob Hope entertained the troops during his many USO tours.

Thanks for the memories.

The famous profile of legendary comedian Bob Hope.
The famous profile of legendary comedian Bob Hope.
USS Midway can be seen behind the bronze service members.
USS Midway can be seen behind the bronze service members.
USO tours by Bob Hope over many decades are recalled.
USO tours by Bob Hope over many decades are recalled.
Man poses with bronze sculptures of American military.
Man poses with bronze sculptures of American military.
Bob Hope entertains troops by USS Midway Mueum and Unconditional Surrender statue.
Bob Hope entertains troops by USS Midway Mueum and Unconditional Surrender statue.
A national tribute to Bob Hope and the military.
A national tribute to Bob Hope and the military.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

11 thoughts on “A national tribute to Bob Hope and the military.”

  1. One of the sadder aspects of live art. Once the artist stops working, he gets forgotten. Not Bob Hope! Great to see he is remembered like this – tell the kids, keep the candle burning. He was a unique talent and he should be remembered.

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    1. It’s been a few years, but I remember watching his road movies with Bing, and various others. He provided innocent, good-natured humor that seems almost quaint today in our often mean-spirited culture.

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