When dealing with etiquette, I am constantly pointing out peopleâ€™s shortcomings and turning those into learning situations. Finally, I have the opportunity to point out something that someone has done right.
Justin Timberlake is a man of his word and attended Saturdayâ€™s Marine Corps ball with Cpl. Kelsey De Santis. Back in July, Cpl. De Santis posted a YouTube video asking him to escort her to the the ball and he accepted. Saturday he proved he was a man of his word by escorting her to the ball.
Reports are that he had a good time, was a normal person and posed for pictures with other guests. While many might consider this a publicity stunt, Timberlake was moved by the event and posted a letter about his evening on his website.
Timberlake said, â€œTo 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.â€
We can all learn from this and should always give our military men and women the respect and honor they deserve. Thank you for all that you do.
Just in case you want to link to the full letter: