In Performance at The White House

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A Salute to the Troops

"A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House” is a PBS music special from the South Lawn of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama will host the event on Thursday, November 6, 2014 in advance of Veterans Day and as part of The White House “Joining Forces” initiative, with an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States.

AIRED: November 07, 2014 | 0:53:56
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Announcer: TONIGHT FROM THE SOUTH LAWN

OF THE WHITE HOUSE

AND FROM MILITARY BASES AROUND THE WORLD,

THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY JOIN A HOST OF MUSIC LEGENDS

TO THANK OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

AND THEIR FAMILIES

IN "A SALUTE TO THE TROOPS:

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE."

FUNDING FOR "A SALUTE TO THE TROOPTLEMEN,

THE PRESIDENT AND MRS. MICHELLE OBAMA.

["HAIL TO THE CHIEF" PLAYING]

[APPLAUSE]

[CHEERING]

THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

PLEASE HAVE A SEAT. HAVE A SEAT.

WELL, GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

ON BEHALF OF MICHELLE AND MYSELF,

WELCOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

TONIGHT, AS WE NEAR VETERANS DAY,

WE ARE CONTINUING OUR WHITE HOUSE MUSIC SERIES

WITH A SALUTE TO AMERICAN PATRIOTS--

OUR EXTRAORDINARY TROOPS, OUR VETERANS, AND THEIR FAMILIES.

AND TO HELP US PAY TRIBUTE TO THESE REMARKABLE,

REMARKABLE INDIVIDUALS,

OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM,

WE'VE GOT SOME MUSICAL LEGENDS,

LIKE WILLIE NELSON...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

JOHN FOGERTY...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE'VE GOT MARY J. BLIGE IN THE HOUSE...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE'VE GOT ROMEO SANTOS...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE HAVE COMMON HERE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

HILL HARPER AND LOGAN LERMAN ARE HERE AS WELL,

AND FROM JAPAN, DAUGHTRY...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

AND WE'VE GOT SOME OF THE FINEST MUSICIANS IN OUR MILITARY--

SERGEANT CHRISTIANA BALL, U.S. ARMY...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

AND CAPTAIN JOHN AUER AND CAPTAIN MATT SMITH,

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

ONE OF MY GREATEST PRIVILEGES AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IS

THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME

WITH ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

I'VE MET YOUNG MEN WHO WILLINGLY CHOSE

TO MOVE TOWARD GRENADES TO SAVE THEIR FRIENDS.

I'VE MET HEROES WHO RAN INTO ENEMY FIRE

AND CARRY THEIR COMRADES TO SAFETY.

AND, OF COURSE, WE ARE INSPIRED BY OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS

WHOSE INJURIES ARE NO MATCH FOR THE SHEER FORCE OF WILL

THAT THEY DISPLAY EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND SOME OF THEM ARE JOINING US HERE FROM WALTER REED TONIGHT.

WE ARE ESPECIALLY PROUD OF THEM. SO...

[CHEERING]

AND WE HONOR THEM WITH THE BEAUTY OF MUSIC -

MUSIC THAT HAS THE POWER TO INSPIRE US

AND FILL US WITH PRIDE AND, YES, SOMETIMES TO HELP US HEAL.

AND ONCE THIS CONCERT IS OVER,

LET'S PLEDGE TO CARRY THAT SPIRIT

BACK TO OUR OWN COMMUNITIES

AND TO DO OUR PART, AS AMERICANS,

TO ALWAYS SERVE THESE MEN AND WOMEN

AS WELL AS THEY HAVE SERVED US.

BUT FOR NOW, LET'S HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF FUN.

PLEASE WELCOME THE ONE AND ONLY MR. WILLIE NELSON.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT.

ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US HERE TONIGHT,

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE HERE

TO PERFORM FOR ALL OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN.

THIS A SONG I WROTE MANY YEARS AGO

THAT I THINK PRETTY MUCH SAYS WHAT WE WANT TO SAY.

♫WE DON'T RUN♫

♫WE DON'T COMPROMISE♫

♫WE DON'T QUIT♫

♫WE NEVER DO♫

♫WE LOOK FOR LOVE♫

♫WE FIND IT IN THE EYES♫

♫THE EYES OF ME♫

♫AND THE EYES OF YOU♫

♫THERE IS A ROAD♫

♫YOU ARE THE ONLY WAY♫

♫I'LL FOLLOW YOU♫

♫FOREVER MORE♫

♫WE'LL LOOK FOR LOVE♫

♫WE'LL FIND IT IN THE EYES♫

♫THE EYES THAT SEE♫

♫THROUGH ALL THE DOORS♫

♫THERE IS A TRAIN♫

♫THAT RACES THROUGH THE NIGHT♫

♫ON RAILS OF STEEL♫

♫THAT REACH THE SOUL♫

♫FUELED BY FIRE♫

♫AS SOFT AS CANDLELIGHT♫

♫BUT IT WARMS THE HEART♫

♫OF A LOVE GROWN COLD♫

♫AND WE DON'T RUN♫

♫WE DON'T COMPROMISE♫

♫WE DON'T QUIT♫

♫WE NEVER DO♫

♫WE LOOK FOR LOVE♫

♫WE FIND IT IN THE EYES♫

♫THE EYES OF ME♫

♫AND THE EYES OF YOU♫

♫WORDS THAT FEEL♫

♫WORDS THAT SYMPATHIZE♫

♫WORDS THAT HEAL♫

♫AND UNDERSTAND♫

♫SAY THEM NOW♫

♫LET THEM MATERIALIZE♫

♫SAY THE WORDS♫

♫THROUGHOUT THE LAND♫

♫WE DON'T RUN♫

♫WE DON'T COMPROMISE♫

♫WE DON'T QUIT♫

♫WE NEVER DO♫

♫WE LOOK FOR LOVE♫

♫AND WE FIND IT IN THE EYES♫

♫THE EYES OF ME♫

♫AND THE EYES OF YOU♫

♫WE DON'T RUN♫

♫WE DON'T COMPROMISE♫

♫WE DON'T QUIT♫

♫WE NEVER DO♫

♫WE LOOK FOR LOVE♫

♫WE FIND IT IN THE EYES♫

♫THE EYES OF ME♫

♫AND THE EYES OF YOU♫

♫THE EYES OF ME♫

♫AND THE EYES OF YOU♫

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

Nelson: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME

FROM THE HIT SHOW "COVERT AFFAIRS" HILL HARPER.

[CHEERING]

HEY, EVERYBODY!

HEY, EVERYBODY, GOOD EVENING!

GOOD EVENING.

AS THE GREAT WILLIE NELSON JUST REMINDED US,

OUR MILITARY-- PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE--

SERVE US NOT ONLY WITH COURAGE AND STRENGTH

BUT WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE.

THAT'S WHAT WE ARE HERE TO CELEBRATE TONIGHT,

AND TO THANK THOSE SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN,

YOU KNOW, AND JUST SAY,

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE.

[APPLAUSE]

YOU KNOW, JOHN FOGERTY TELLS A STORY

ABOUT THE TIME HE WENT TO PARENTS' NIGHT

AT HIS DAUGHTER'S SCHOOL.

AND HE HAD DONATED THE LYRICS TO THIS NEXT SONG

FOR A SCHOOL AUCTION.

AND HE NOTICED A MAN STANDING IN FRONT OF THE SHEET MUSIC,

JUST STARING AT IT.

AND THE MAN SAW HIM AND SAID, "HEY, YOU'RE JOHN FOGERTY,

AND YOU WROTE THIS SONG, DIDN'T YOU?"

AND JOHN SAID YES.

AND--HE NOTICED TEARS IN THE MAN'S EYES.

THE MAN SAID, "WELL, YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS IN VIETNAM

"OUT IN THE JUNGLE, WE USED TO BLAST THIS SONG EVERY NIGHT,

"AND I CAN NEVER HEAR IT WITHOUT THINKING

"ABOUT THOSE NIGHTS AND THOSE MEN.

YOUR MUSIC MEANT SO MUCH TO US AND STILL DOES."

NOW, I DON'T THINK THIS SONG OR THE MAN WHO WROTE IT

AND SANG IT NEEDS ANY FURTHER INTRODUCTION.

PLEASE WELCOME MR. JOHN FOGERTY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

HOW YOU ALL DOING?

[CHEERS]

[MUSIC STARTS]

♫I SEE THE BAD MOON ARISING♫

♫I SEE TROUBLE ON THE WAY♫

♫I SEE EARTHQUAKES AND LIGHTNING♫

♫I SEE BAD TIMES TODAY♫

♫WELL, DON'T GO AROUND TONIGHT♫

♫WELL, IT'S BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE♫

♫THERE'S A BAD MOON ON THE RISE♫

♫I HEAR HURRICANES A-BLOWING♫

♫I KNOW THE END IS COMING SOON♫

♫I FEAR RIVERS OVERFLOWING♫

♫I HEAR THE VOICE OF RAGE AND RUIN♫

♫WELL, DON'T GO AROUND TONIGHT♫

♫WELL, IT'S BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE♫

♫THERE'S A BAD MOON ON THE RISE♫

♫OK!♫

♫I HOPE YOU GOT YOUR THINGS TOGETHER♫

♫HOPE YOU ARE QUITE PREPARED TO DIE♫

♫LOOKS LIKE WE'RE IN FOR NASTY WEATHER♫

♫ONE EYE IS TAKEN FOR AN EYE♫

♫WELL, DON'T GO AROUND TONIGHT♫

♫WELL, IT'S BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE♫

♫THERE'S A BAD MOON ON THE RISE♫

♫WELL, DON'T GO AROUND TONIGHT♫

♫WELL, IT'S BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE♫

♫THERE'S A BAD MOON ON THE RISE♫

♫YEAH!♫

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU!

AS WE ARE SEEING HERE TONIGHT, THE TERM "BEING IN THE MILITARY"

HAS MEANINGS FAR BEYOND THE SERVICE PERSON.

A HUSBAND OR WIFE IS "IN THE MILITARY";

PARENTS AND CHILDREN ARE "IN THE MILITARY."

AND FRIENDS AND OTHER RELATIVES ARE "IN THE MILITARY."

I KNOW THIS PERSONALLY

BECAUSE, YOU SEE, THE NAME ON THIS JACKET RIGHT HERE

READS "HARPER."

AND THIS IS MY FATHER'S UNIFORM,

AND I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD OF HAVING A PARENT

WHO COURAGEOUSLY SERVED OUR COUNTRY.

MAJOR HARRY HARPER JR.

NOW, I JUST GOT TO SAY THIS RIGHT HERE.

HEY, DAD! DAD, YOU MADE IT TO THE WHITE HOUSE, BABY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

SO STATIONED AT FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI,

PLEASE WELCOME U.S. ARMY SERGEANT CHRISTIANA BALL.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

MY FATHER-IN-LAW WAS A VIETNAM VET.

AND THIS NEXT SONG WAS HIS FAVORITE SONG.

IT HELPED HIM COPE WITH HIS GRIEF OVER THE LOSS

OF HIS FRIENDS DURING THE WAR.

AND HE PASSED AWAY IN 1996, AND TODAY, MANY YEARS LATER,

THAT SONG STILL MEANS AS MUCH TO ME AS IT DID TO HIM.

IT'S A NEVER-ENDING REMINDER OF THE DAILY

AND THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICES THAT OUR SERVICE MEMBERS

HAVE MADE TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY FREE AND STRONG.

NO TRUER WORDS CAN BE SPOKEN

THAN "ALL GAVE SOME, AND SOME GAVE ALL".

♫I KNEW A MAN♫

♫CALLED HIM SANDY CANE♫

♫FEW FOLKS EVEN KNEW HIS NAME♫

♫BUT A HERO, YES, WAS HE♫

♫HE LEFT A BOY♫

♫CAME BACK A MAN♫

♫STILL MANY JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND♫

♫ABOUT THE REASONS♫

♫WE ARE FREE♫

♫I CAN'T FORGET♫

♫THE LOOK IN HIS EYES♫

♫OR THE TEARS HE CRIED♫

♫AS HE SAID THESE WORDS TO ME♫

♫"ALL GAVE SOME"♫

♫"AND SOME GAVE ALL"♫

♫"SOME STOOD THROUGH"♫

♫"FOR THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE"♫

♫"AND SOME HAD TO FALL"♫

♫"AND IF YOU EVER THINK OF ME"♫

♫"THINK OF ALL YOUR LIBERTIES"♫

♫"AND RECALL"♫

♫"SOME GAVE ALL"♫

♫NOW, SANDY CANE IS NO LONGER HERE♫

♫BUT HIS WORDS ARE, OH, SO CLEAR♫

♫AS THEY ECHO THROUGHOUT OUR LAND♫

♫FOR ALL HIS FRIENDS♫

♫WHO GAVE US ALL♫

♫WHO STOOD THE GROUND♫

♫AND TOOK THE FALL♫

♫TO HELP THEIR FELLOW MAN♫

♫"IF YOU EVER THINK OF ME"♫

♫"THINK OF ALL YOUR LIBERTIES"♫

♫"AND RECALL"♫

♫YES, RECALL♫

♫"SOME GAVE ALL"♫

♫"SOME GAVE ALL"♫

♫"SOME GAVE ALL"♫

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

Harper: TONIGHT ISN'T SIMPLY ABOUT ALL OF US GATHERED HERE

AT THE WHITE HOUSE

TO CELEBRATE AND HONOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROTECT US

24/7 365 DAYS A YEAR.

TONIGHT IS REALLY ABOUT ALL OF THE SERVICE PERSONNEL

AROUND THE WORLD AS WELL AS THOSE SERVING STATESIDE,

LIKE THE MEN AND WOMEN AT FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA,

WHO ARE WATCHING TONIGHT'S SHOW

AT THE USO WARRIOR AND FAMILY CENTER ON BASE.

HEY, GUYS, WELCOME! HOW Y'ALL DOING?

[CHEERING]

HEY! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!

AND TONIGHT IS ALSO ABOUT THE AIRMEN

AND MILITARY FAMILIES WHO ARE STATIONED

AT THE YOKOTA AIR BASE IN JAPAN,

WHERE WE'RE GOING NOW,

THANKS TO THE AMAZING FOLKS OF THE USO

WHO SEND PERFORMERS TO EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE

TO ENTERTAIN OUR TROOPS,

GRAMMY-NOMINATED COUNTRY MUSIC ACT DAUGHTRY IS

ONSTAGE BRINGING A LITTLE BIT OF HOME

TO A PLACE VERY FAR FROM HOME.

IT SOUNDS LIKE A PRETTY GOOD MESSAGE

FOR ALL OF OUR TROOPS AROUND THE WORLD.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

SINGING THEIR HIT SONG "HOME,"

GIVE IT UP FOR DAUGHTRY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WHOO!

[CROWD CHEERING]

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE SONGS, AND AT THE TIME,

'CAUSE IT WAS LIKE, IT WAS SO QUICK AND, LIKE,

SO SIMPLE, AND I DIDN'T THINK ANYTHING OF IT.

I HAD NO IDEA THE KIND OF IMPACT IT WAS GONNA HAVE

ON PEOPLE IN GENERAL, ESPECIALLY THE MEN AND WOMEN

THAT SERVE OUR COUNTRY ON A DAILY BASIS.

[CHEERING]

IT'S NOT TO TOOT MY OWN HORN.

IT'S TO SAY THAT I'M HONORED TO BE A PART OF HELPING YOU

IN ANY CAPACITY,

BECAUSE WE DON'T DO ANYTHING BUT HAVE A GOOD TIME

AND PLAY MUSIC.

YOU GUYS ARE DOING THE REAL WORK.

YOU'RE OUT THERE ON THE FRONT LINES

SACRIFICING YOUR LIVES.

SO ALL THIS TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH

FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.

GOD BLESS YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO.

THIS IS CALLED "HOME."

[CHEERING]

♫I'M STARING OUT INTO THE NIGHT♫

♫TRYING TO HIDE THE PAIN♫

♫I'M GOING TO THE PLACE♫

♫WHERE LOVE♫

♫AND FEELING GOOD♫

♫DON'T EVER COST A THING♫

♫AND THE PAIN YOU FEEL'S♫

♫A DIFFERENT KIND OF PAIN, WELL♫

♫I'M GOING HOME♫

♫TO THE PLACE WHERE I BELONG♫

♫AND WHERE YOUR LOVE HAS ALWAYS BEEN♫

♫ENOUGH FOR ME♫

♫I'M NOT RUNNING FROM♫

♫NO, I THINK YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG♫

♫I DON'T REGRET THIS LIFE♫

♫I CHOSE FOR ME♫

♫BUT THESE PLACES AND THESE FACES♫

♫ARE GETTING OLD♫

♫SO I'M GOING HOME♫

[CHEERING]

YEAH!

♫I'M GOING HOME, YEAH♫

♫THE MILES ARE GETTING LONGER♫

♫IT SEEMS♫

♫THE CLOSER I GET TO YOU♫

♫I'VE NOT ALWAYS BEEN♫

♫THE BEST MAN OR FRIEND FOR YOU♫

♫BUT YOUR LOVE REMAINS TRUE, YEAH♫

♫AND I DON'T KNOW WHY♫

♫YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO GIVE ME♫

♫ANOTHER TRY♫

♫OH!♫

♫I'M GOING HOME♫

♫TO THE PLACE WHERE I BELONG♫

♫AND WHERE YOUR LOVE HAS ALWAYS BEEN♫

♫ENOUGH FOR ME, YEAH♫

♫I'M NOT RUNNING FROM♫

♫NO, I THINK YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG♫

♫I DON'T REGRET THIS LIFE♫

♫I CHOSE FOR ME, YEAH♫

♫BUT THESE PLACES AND THESE FACES♫

♫ARE GETTING OLD♫

OUT SOMEWHERE IN YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE!

[CHEERING]

♫BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR♫

♫'CAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT ALL♫

♫YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT ALL♫

♫AND THEN SOME YOU DON'T WANT♫

♫BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR♫

♫'CAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT ALL♫

♫OH, YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT ALL♫

♫OH, YEAH♫

♫I'M GOING HOME♫

♫TO THE PLACE WHERE I BELONG♫

♫AND WHERE YOUR LOVE HAS ALWAYS BEEN♫

♫ENOUGH FOR ME, YEAH!♫

♫I'M NOT RUNNING FROM♫

♫NO, I THINK YOU GOT ME ALL WRONG♫

♫I DON'T REGRET THIS LIFE♫

♫I CHOSE FOR ME, YEAH♫

♫BUT THESE PLACES AND THESE FACES♫

♫ARE GETTING OLD♫

♫OH, WHOA♫

♫I SAID, THESE PLACES AND THESE FACES♫

♫ARE GETTING OLD♫

♫SO I'M GOING HOME♫

♫YEAH!♫

♫I'M GOING HOME♫

♫YEAH♫

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[DIFFERENT CROWD CHEERING]

YOU KNOW, SOME SONGS ABOUT LOSS AND LONGING

MAKE YOU THINK AND FEEL JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE.

NOW, TODAY AS WE CELEBRATE OUR LIVING HEROES

AND COMMEMORATE THE MEMORIES OF THOSE NO LONGER WITH US,

WE ARE REMINDED OF BOTH,

ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THIS NEXT SONG AND THIS NEXT ARTIST.

PLEASE WELCOME THE INCOMPARABLE, THE AMAZING, THE INCREDIBLE,

THE QUEEN, MARY J. BLIGE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OH, HA HA!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THIS SONG IS FOR EVERYONE THAT MISSES SOMEONE OUT HERE.

IT'S CALLED "WHEN YOU'RE GONE."

♫UH-HUH♫

♫OH OH♫

♫AH AH♫

♫SEEMS LIKE WE WERE RIGHT♫

♫BUT YOU ALWAYS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING♫

♫APPRECIATE YOUR ADVICE♫

♫BUT SOMETIMES I HAVE TROUBLE MANAGING♫

♫NOW THAT I'M PAYING ATTENTION♫

♫I SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE♫

♫BUT WHEN YOU SPEND SO MUCH TIME TOGETHER♫

♫THAT IMAGE CAN GET SO DARK♫

♫BUT WHEN YOU'RE GONE♫

♫I MISS YOU LIKE I DID WHEN WE WERE FIRST TOGETHER♫

♫NO ONE IN THIS WORLD COULD EVER HOLD ME BETTER♫

♫JUST TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE COMING HOME♫

♫WHEN YOU'RE GONE♫

♫I MISS YOU LIKE YOU TOOK A PIECE OF ME WITH YOU♫

♫DIDN'T THINK I CARED THAT MUCH, DID YOU?♫

♫JUST TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE COMING HOME♫

♫SEEMS LIKE WE WERE RIGHT♫

♫BUT TODAY I WOKE UP ON THE WRONG SIDE♫

♫I NEED SILENCE TO KEEP ME BRIGHT♫

♫OTHERWISE TODAY WON'T BE NICE♫

♫I WANNA LAUGH WITH YOU AGAIN♫

♫JUST LIKE YOU WERE MY BEST FRIEND♫

♫BUT FRIENDS CAN ALWAYS BE♫

♫AND WE'RE TOO CLOSE♫

♫AND TOO CLOSE IS NEVER EASY♫

♫I MISS YOU LIKE I DID WHEN WE WERE FIRST TOGETHER♫

♫NO ONE IN THIS WORLD COULD EVER HOLD ME BETTER♫

♫JUST TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE COMING HOME♫

♫WHEN YOU'RE GONE♫

♫I MISS YOU LIKE YOU TOOK A PIECE OF ME WITH YOU♫

♫DIDN'T THINK I CARED THAT MUCH, DID YOU?♫

♫JUST TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE COMING HOME♫

♫I'M NOT ALONE♫

♫UNTIL YOU LEAVE ME♫

♫NOW WE ALL GET TO SLEEP TONIGHT♫

♫'CAUSE YOU'RE NOT HERE BESIDE ME♫

♫WHEN YOU'RE AWAY, IT'S NEVER EASY♫

♫YOU MAKE IT ALL ALL RIGHT♫

♫I MISS YOU♫

♫WHEN YOU'RE GONE♫

♫I MISS YOU LIKE I DID WHEN WE WERE FIRST TOGETHER♫

♫NO ONE IN THIS WORLD COULD EVER HOLD ME BETTER♫

♫JUST TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE COMING HOME♫

♫OOH, WHEN YOU'RE GONE♫

♫I MISS YOU LIKE YOU TOOK A PIECE OF ME WITH YOU♫

♫DIDN'T THINK I CARED THAT MUCH, DID YOU?♫

♫JUST TELL ME WHEN YOU'RE COMING HOME♫

♫HOME♫

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.

Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME LOGAN LERMAN.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WOW! THANK YOU.

THOUGH I WOULD BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT THAT PLAYING

A MEMBER OF A TANK BATTALION IN A FILM

CAN'T BEGIN TO APPROXIMATE WHAT THE EXPERIENCE IS REALLY LIKE,

WHAT MY ROLE IN THE FILM "FURY" GAVE ME WAS

AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS THAT DEVELOP

BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN AT WAR,

AND A NEW APPRECIATION OF THE REMARKABLE WORK

THAT OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN PERFORM IN FIGHTING

FOR OUR FREEDOM.

IT'S MY GREAT PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE U.S. MARINE CORPS

CAPTAIN MATT SMITH, ASSISTANT OPERATIONS OFFICER,

AND U.S. MARINE CORPS CAPTAIN JOHN ED AUER,

SILENT DRILL PLATOON COMMANDER,

BOTH STATIONED AT THE MARINE BARRACKS HERE IN WASHINGTON, DC.

PLEASE WELCOME THEM TO THE WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THIS NEXT SONG WAS WRITTEN FOR LEE BRICE

AND WAS INSPIRED BY MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT,

SERGEANT 1st CLASS JARED MONTI,

WHO WAS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

TRYING TO SAVE A FELLOW SOLDER.

WE PERFORM THIS SONG NOT ONLY IN JARED'S HONOR

BUT ALSO IN HONOR OF A MARINE UNDER MY COMMAND,

SERGEANT FRANK WORLD, WHO ON APRIL 1, 2010,

GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE WHEN AN IED EXPLODED

UNDER HIS VEHICLE IN SOUTHERN HELMAND PROVINCE.

WE ALSO SING AND PLAY THIS FOR FRANK'S WIFE BETH,

SON JACOB, AND DAUGHTER LILLY,

WHO FRANK NEVER MET, AND TO ALL THE WIVES,

HUSBANDS, AND CHILDREN WHOSE LOVED ONES

HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

TO KEEP AMERICA FREE.

[APPLAUSE]

♫EIGHTY-NINE CENTS IN THE ASHTRAY♫

♫A HALF-EMPTY BOTTLE OF GATORADE♫

♫ROLLING ON THE FLOORBOARD♫

♫THAT DIRTY BRAVES CAP ON THE DASH♫

♫DOG TAGS HANGIN' FROM THE REAR VIEW♫

♫OLD SKOAL CAN AND COWBOY BOOTS♫

♫AND A "GO ARMY" SHIRT♫

♫FOLDED IN THE BACK♫

♫THIS THING BURNS GAS LIKE CRAZY♫

♫YEAH, BUT THAT'S ALL RIGHT♫

♫PEOPLE GOT THEIR WAYS OF COPING♫

♫OH, AND I GOT MINE♫

♫I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK♫

♫AND I ROLL EVERY WINDOW DOWN♫

♫AND I BURN UP♫

♫EVERY BACK ROAD IN THIS TOWN♫

♫I FIND A FIELD♫

♫I TEAR IT UP♫

♫TILL ALL THE PAIN'S IN A CLOUD OF DUST♫

♫YEAH, SOMETIMES♫

♫I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK♫

♫WELL, I LEAVE THAT RADIO PLAYING♫

♫THAT SAME OLD COUNTRY STATION♫

♫WHERE YOU LEFT IT♫

♫YEAH, MAN, I CRANK IT UP♫

♫AND YOU'D PROBABLY PUNCH MY ARM♫

♫RIGHT NOW♫

♫IF YOU SAW THESE TEARS ROLLIN' DOWN MY FACE♫

♫HEY, MAN, I'M TRYIN' TO BE TOUGH♫

♫AND MAMA ASKED ME THIS MORNING♫

♫IF I'D BEEN BY YOUR GRAVE♫

♫BUT THAT FLAG AND STONE♫

♫AIN'T WHERE I FEEL YOU ANYWAY♫

♫WELL, I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK♫

♫AND I ROLL EVERY WINDOW DOWN♫

♫AND I BURN UP♫

♫EVERY BACK ROAD IN THIS TOWN♫

♫I FIND A FIELD♫

♫I TEAR IT UP♫

♫TILL ALL THE PAIN'S IN A CLOUD OF DUST♫

♫YEAH, SOMETIMES♫

♫YEAH, BROTHER, SOMETIMES♫

♫I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK♫

♫I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK♫

♫I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND♫

♫I HOPE YOU DON'T MIND, BUT I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK♫

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND OUR NEXT GUEST SHARE MORE

THAN CHICAGO AS A HOME.

THEY BOTH KNOW THE POWER OF LANGUAGE

AND THE VALUE OF POETRY AS AN ART FORM.

TONIGHT OUR NEXT GUEST ADDRESSES THE SUBJECT

OF VETERANS DAY USING POETRY AS HIS DELIVERY SYSTEM.

PLEASE WELCOME RAPPER, ACTOR, AND GRAMMY WINNER,

MY MAN, COMMON!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

I WANT TO DEDICATE THIS TO ALL THOSE IN THE MILITARY

AND ALL THE FAMILIES OF THOSE IN THE MILITARY.

GOD BLESS.

[BASS PLAYING]

THIS WAR WE FIGHT...

IT GOES THROUGH THE NIGHT...

TILL THE MORNING...

OF FALLEN SOLDIERS, STANDING ANGELS.

WE STAND UPON THEIR SHOULDERS

ABOUT COLD WAR THEY TOLD US, BE STILL,

PEACE IS NOT FAR AWAY.

IT'S NOT FAR FROM WHERE WE ARE TODAY...

THIS WAR WE FIGHT

WITH THE MIGHT OF THE ALMIGHTY.

SO EVEN ON DARK DAYS,

THIS LIGHT WILL GUIDE ME.

A LIFE GIVEN FOR ANOTHER IS TIME USED WISELY.

I SPEAK FOR THE SISTERS AND BROTHERS ISLEY.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS OF HUMANITY ARE FAMILIES

THAT DEALT WITH CALAMITY...

AND VETERANS THAT FIGHT FOR THEIR SANITY.

WE CELEBRATE THEM, NOT ONLY ANNUALLY BUT EVERY DAY,

EVERY DAY, IS A WAY TO SALUTE

THOSE IN FATIGUES AND BOOTS

AND THE MOTHERS AND FATHERS OF THOSE TROOPS.

THE MISSION IS TO HARMONIZE LIKE OLD GROUPS.

THIS WAR WE FIGHT IS FOR OUR YOUNG

SO THAT OUR YOUNG WE CAN RECRUIT

TO BE TEACHERS, LAWYERS, ARCHITECTS,

WRITERS,

FIGHTERS FOR A HIGHER PURPOSE...

BECOMING FINE YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN OF SERVICE...

SERVING EACH OTHER AND THE MOTHER EARTH

THAT BIRTHED US...

SERVING A GOD THAT TRULY KNOWS WHAT THEIR WORTH IS.

SO FOR ALL VETERANS

I SAY THESE VERSES

'CAUSE OF WHAT YOU CONTRIBUTE

WE PAY TRIBUTE

AND THOSE OF YOU WHO LEFT US

YOU STILL LIVE THROUGH

BECAUSE THIS WAR WE FIGHT IS EVERYWHERE,

ALL OVER, AND IN THIS WAR WE ARE ALL SOLDIERS.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

I JUST WANT TO SAY WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY WE LIVE IN,

AND GOD BLESS THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PROTECT US.

♫SOME FOLKS ARE BORN♫

♫MADE TO WAVE THE FLAG♫

♫OOH, THEY'RE RED, WHITE AND BLUE♫

♫BUT WHEN THE BAND PLAYS, "HAIL TO THE CHIEF"♫

♫OOH, THEY POINT THE CANNON AT YOU♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO SENATOR'S SON♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO FORTUNATE ONE♫

♫SOME FOLKS ARE BORN♫

♫SILVER SPOON IN HAND♫

♫LORD, DON'T THEY HELP THEMSELVES?♫

♫BUT WHEN THE TAX MAN COMES TO THE DOOR♫

♫LORD, THE HOUSE LOOK LIKE A RUMMAGE SALE♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO MILLIONAIRE'S SON♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO FORTUNATE ONE♫

♫OH, YEAH♫

♫HEY♫

♫SOME FOLKS INHERIT STAR-SPANGLED EYES♫

♫OOH, THEY SEND YOU DOWN TO WAR♫

♫BUT WHEN YOU ASK THEM, "HOW MUCH SHOULD WE GIVE?"♫

♫OOH, THEY ONLY ANSWER, "MORE, MORE, MORE"♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO MILITARY SON♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO FORTUNATE ONE♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO SENATOR'S SON♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫IT AIN'T ME♫

♫I AIN'T NO FORTUNATE-AH♫

♫I AIN'T NO FORTUNATE-AH♫

♫I AIN'T NO FORTUNATE-AH♫

♫I AIN'T NO FORTUNATE SON♫

[CHEERING STARTS]

[CHEERING CONTINUES]

Fogerty: AND I AM A FORTUNATE MAN!

[DIFFERENT SONG STARTS]

THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THE GROWTH

OF LATINO MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR ARMED FORCES REPRESENTS

A SIGNIFICANT COMMITMENT TO THE SECURITY AND SAFETY

OF OUR NATION.

OUR NEXT PERFORMER IS A CHART-TOPPING SINGER,

BORN OF A DOMINICAN FATHER AND A PUERTO RICAN MOTHER.

TONIGHT HE TELLS US THE STORY OF JOSE, A FATHER,

A HUSBAND, AND A SON OFF TO WAR.

HE SAYS, "PRAY A LOT FOR YOUR FATHER.

I AM GOING TO MISS YOU,"

A UNIVERSAL STORY TOLD TONIGHT BY A UNIVERSAL STORYTELLER.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME

THE KING OF BACHATA, ROMEO SANTOS!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

IT IS TRULY AN HONOR TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

♫LAS MALETAS EN LA PUERTA♫

♫JOSE YA SE VA A MARCHAR♫

♫AH AH AHHH AH♫

♫A LA GUERRA POR SU PATRIA♫

♫SIN FECHA DE REGRESAR♫

♫AH AH AHHH AH♫

♫DICE A LOS NIÑOS RECEN MUCHO♫

♫POR SU PADRE LOS VOY A EXTRAÑAR♫

♫Y UNA ESPOSA PREOCUPADA♫

♫UNA AGONIA CON GANAS DE RECLAMAR♫

♫¿¿QUIEN NOS CUIDA Y NOS PROTEGE?♫

♫¿¿COMO TU SIEMPRE LO HAS HECHO?♫

♫¿¿COMO DUERMO SI DORMIA?♫

♫¿¿ACOSTADITA EN TU PECHO?♫

♫¿¿QUIEN DESPIERTA MIS MAÑANAS♫

♫CON CHULERIA Y BESITOS?♫

♫Y EN ESTA NAVIDAD♫

♫¿¿QUIEN ALUMBRA EL ARBOLITO?♫

♫YO AUNQUE TENGO LA ESPERANZA♫

♫DE QUE DIOS SIGUE TUS PASOS♫

♫SE SABE QUE UN SOLDADO♫

♫FACIL PUEDE FRACASAR♫

♫¿¿QUIEN ME DA LA GARANTIA DE QUE VOLVERAS A CASA?♫

♫PORQUE MIRO TU RETRATO♫

♫Y ME DAN GANAS DE LLORAR♫

♫AHORA DIME QUIEN-EN♫

♫AHORA DIME QUIEN♫

♫EN-EN♫

♫¿¿QUIEN NOS CUIDA Y NOS PROTEGE?♫

♫¿¿COMO TU SIEMPRE LO HAS HECHO?♫

♫¿¿COMO DUERMO SI DORMIA?♫

♫¿¿ACOSTADITA EN TU PECHO?♫

♫¿¿QUIEN DESPIERTA MIS MAÑANAS♫

♫CON CHULERIA Y BESITOS?♫

♫Y EN ESTA NAVIDAD♫

♫¿¿QUIEN ALUMBRA EL ARBOLITO?♫

♫YO AUNQUE TENGO LA ESPERANZA♫

♫DE QUE DIOS SIGUE TUS PASOS♫

♫SE SABE QUE UN SOLDADO♫

♫FACIL PUEDE FRACASAR♫

♫¿¿QUIEN ME DA LA GARANTIA DE QUE VOLVERAS A CASA?♫

♫PORQUE MIRO TU RETRATO♫

♫Y ME DAN GANAS DE LLORAR♫

♫AHORA DIME QUIEN-EN♫

♫E-EN♫

♫AHORA DIME QUIEN♫

♫EN-EN♫

THIS ONE GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE FALLEN SOLDIERS,

THE HEROES THAT GO TO BATTLE FOR US.

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

Harper: 23 YEARS AGO, THE ROCK GROUP U2 RELEASED

THIS NEXT SONG,

AND OVER THE YEARS IT'S BECOME AN ANTHEM FOR MANY CAUSES,

INCLUDING A VERSION RECORDED WITH MARY J. BLIGE

10 YEARS AGO IN SUPPORT OF AIDS RESEARCH.

TONIGHT IT IS PERFORMED FOR OUR VETERANS,

AND THE MESSAGE REMAINS THE SAME AS ALWAYS...

"WE GET TO CARRY EACH OTHER."

PLEASE WELCOME BACK MARY J. BLIGE!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♫YEAH♫

♫YEAH, YEAH, YEAH♫

♫UH-HUH♫

♫IS IT GETTING BETTER♫

♫OR DO YOU FEEL THE SAME?♫

♫WILL IT MAKE IT EASIER ON YOU NOW?♫

♫YOU'VE GOT SOMEONE TO BLAME♫

♫YOU SAY ONE LOVE♫

♫ONE LIFE♫

♫WHEN THERE'S ONE NEED IN THE NIGHT♫

♫ONE LOVE♫

♫WE GET TO SHARE IT♫

♫LEAVES YOU, BABY♫

♫IF YOU DON'T CARE FOR IT♫

CAN I SEE YOU PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER?

♫MM-HMM♫

♫DID I DISAPPOINT YOU, OH?♫

♫OR LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN YOUR MOUTH?♫

♫YOU ACT LIKE YOU NEVER HAD LOVE♫

♫AND YOU WANT ME TO GO WITHOUT♫

♫WELL, IT'S TOO LATE♫

♫TONIGHT♫

♫TO DRAG THE PAST OUT INTO THE LIGHT♫

♫WE'RE ONE♫

♫BUT WE'RE NOT THE SAME♫

♫WE GET TO CARRY EACH OTHER♫

♫CARRY EACH OTHER♫

♫ONE♫ ♫OH...♫

♫OH, ONE♫

Singers: ♫OH OH♫

♫OH, ONE♫ ♫OH OH♫

♫ONE♫

♫OH♫ ♫OH OH♫

♫OH, OOH♫

♫HAVE YOU COME HERE FOR FORGIVENESS?♫

♫HAVE YOU COME TO RAISE THE DEAD?♫

♫HAVE YOU COME HERE TO PLAY JESUS?♫

♫TO THE LEPERS IN YOUR HEAD?♫

♫WELL, DID I ASK TOO MUCH?♫

♫MORE THAN A LOT?♫

♫YOU GAVE ME NOTHING♫

♫NOW IT'S ALL I GOT♫

♫WE'RE ONE♫

♫BUT WE'RE NOT THE SAME♫

♫IT'S LIKE WE HURT EACH OTHER♫

♫THEN WE DO IT AGAIN♫

♫YOU SAY♫

♫LOVE IS A TEMPLE♫

♫LOVE IS A HIGHER LAW♫

♫LOVE IS A TEMPLE♫

♫LOVE IS THE HIGHER LAW♫

♫YOU ASK FOR ME TO ENTER♫

♫BUT THEN YOU MAKE ME CRAWL♫

♫I CAN'T KEEP HOLDING ON♫

♫TO WHAT YOU GOT♫

♫'CAUSE ALL YOU GOT IS HURT♫

♫ONE LOVE♫

♫ONE BLOOD♫

♫ONE LIFE♫

♫YOU GOT TO DO WHAT YOU SHOULD♫

♫ONE LIFE♫

♫WITH EACH OTHER♫

♫SISTERS AND MY BROTHERS♫

♫IT'S ONE LIFE♫

♫BUT WE'RE NOT THE SAME♫

♫WE GET TO CARRY EACH OTHER♫

♫CARRY EACH OTHER♫

♫ONE♫ ♫OH...♫

♫OH, ONE♫

Singers: ♫OH OH♫

♫OH, ONE♫ ♫OH OH♫

♫OH, ONE♫

♫OH OH♫

♫OH OOH♫

♫OH, ONE♫

♫OH OH♫ ♫OH, ONE♫

♫OH, ONE♫ ♫OH OH♫

♫HEY, HEY♫

♫MM♫

THANK YOU.

[CHEERING]

I HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME TONIGHT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR EXTRAORDINARY GUESTS.

FROM JAPAN, DAUGHTRY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THE INCOMPARABLE MARY J. BLIGE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

MY GUY FROM CHICAGO, COMMON.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THE LEGENDARY JOHN FOGERTY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

ROMEO SANTOS!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO AN OUTSTANDING HOST

AND, BY THE WAY, MY LAW SCHOOL CLASSMATE, HILL HARPER!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE COULDN'T BE MORE GRATEFUL

NOT ONLY FOR THEIR EXTRAORDINARY TALENTS

BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, FOR THEIR SERVICE

TO OUR COUNTRY.

WE'VE GOT CHRISTIANA BALL...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

CAPTAIN MATT SMITH...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

CAPTAIN JOHN AUER.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO--

OUR VETERANS, OUR MILITARY FAMILIES,

OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM WHO KEEP US SAFE EVERY DAY.

MICHELLE AND I COULD NOT BE MORE GRATEFUL TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY

EVERY SINGLE DAY TO SEE THE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE

THAT YOU RENDER NOT ONLY ON BEHALF

OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BUT HELPING TO BE A FORCE FOR GOOD ALL AROUND THE WORLD.

SO LET'S FINISH UP...

[APPLAUSE]

SO...

I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT WE NEED TO FINISH UP

WITH SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MUSIC,

KNOWS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT AMERICA,

AND LOVES OUR TROOPS, MR. WILLIE NELSON.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[NELSON SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY]

President Obama: WILLIE SAYS I'M GONNA HAVE TO SING WITH HIM.

SO I'LL TRY THAT.

YEAH, MR. PRESIDENT, SING.

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫I JUST CAN'T WAIT♫

♫TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫THE LIFE I LOVE♫

♫IS MAKING MUSIC WITH MY FRIENDS♫

♫AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫GOIN' PLACES♫

♫THAT I'VE NEVER BEEN♫

♫SEEIN' THINGS THAT♫

♫I MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN♫

♫AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD--♫

EVERYBODY SING!

All:♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫LIKE A BAND OF GYPSIES♫

♫WE GO DOWN THE HIGHWAY♫

♫WE'RE THE BEST OF FRIENDS♫

♫INSISTING THAT THE WORLD♫

♫KEEP TURNING OUR WAY♫

♫AND OUR WAY♫

♫IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

Singers: ♫OOH OOH...♫

♫I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET♫

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫THE LIFE I LOVE♫

♫IS MAKING MUSIC WITH MY FRIENDS♫

♫AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET♫

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫LIKE A BAND OF GYPSIES♫

♫WE GO DOWN THE HIGHWAY♫

♫WE'RE THE BEST OF FRIENDS♫

♫INSISTING THAT THE WORLD♫

♫KEEP TURNING OUR WAY♫

♫AND OUR WAY♫

♫IS ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

Singers:♫OOH OOH...♫

Nelson:♫I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET♫

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫THE LIFE I LOVE♫

♫IS MAKING MUSIC WITH MY FRIENDS♫

♫AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET♫

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

BIG FINISH!

♫AND I CAN'T WAIT TO GET♫

♫ON THE ROAD AGAIN♫

♫♫

President Obama: THANKS, EVERYBODY!

GIVE IT UP FOR WILLIE NELSON.

Nelson: THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

OUR HOUSE BAND!

[APPLAUSE]

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