Country artist Clint Black, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and former MTV personality "Downtown" Julie Brown are among a group of celebrities headed overseas to entertain troops deployed after the Sept. 11

Country artist Clint Black, pop singer Taylor Dayne, and former MTV personality "Downtown" Julie Brown are among a group of celebrities headed overseas to entertain troops deployed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Citizen Patriot Tour is being organized by Janet Langhart-Cohen, a former Boston television personality and wife of former Secretary of Defense, William Cohen.

"We want to laugh, we want to get cheered up, and just feel real good about the homeland defense and the armed forces. We're just armed with our patriotism and our talent and our support," Langhart-Cohen said.

Former "Saturday Night Live" writer Al Franken will join the tour as will some New England Patriots cheerleaders and Lt. Lorenzo Thrower, a Virginia firefighter from the Fairfax County's search and rescue team who responded to the attack at the Pentagon.

The tour is scheduled to leave this weekend. The military bases being visited are not being disclosed for security reasons.


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