Memorial Day has come and gone, but there’s one group that will tirelessly continue on in honoring our troops. One group that will continue working to make the lives of military families a little better. One…very furry group.
The Sesame Street characters are set to travel overseas next month, as part of their ongoing tour with the USO. For the past four years, the Sesame Street Experience has been working with the USO to help military families deal with the hardships that go along with being deployed and starting a new life in a new place.
The show centers around a new character, Katie, who is the daughter of a military parent and has to relocate to a new home. Katie is helped along by the Sesame Street gang, as brought to life by character performers in costume (as opposed to puppets). Families that attend shows can win prizes and are given materials on coping with a military life.
This year’s tour started back in April in Ohio, at a show that First Lady Michelle Obama attended. Since then, the show has toured the country and visited Alaska and Hawaii. The next stop for the show is overseas in Guam and South Korea, where they will visit next month. From there, the tour will travel west and visit Turkey, Italy, and a set of other European countries.
For more information about the tour, or to donate to the USO, head over to the Sesame Street Experience website!