Justin Timberlake: Man of His Word

 

Justin Timberlake and Cpl. Kelsey De SantisWhen deal­ing with eti­quette, I am con­stantly point­ing out people’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 Saturday’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, “To 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.”

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:

Justin Timberlake’s night at the Marine Corps ball