Latin Acts Thank Troops in First-Ever Bilingual PSA From USO

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Spot features Carlos Vives, Yandel, Maluma, Arthur Hanlon, Kany Garcia, Luis Coronel and more.

More than a dozen Latin artists say “Gracias” to men and women who’ve served in the military in a new, bilingual PSA unveiled by the United Service Organizations. The 30-second spot features Sony acts Yandel, Maluma, Carlos Vives, Arthur Hanlon, Kany Garcia, Raquel Sofia, Leslie Grace, Luis Coronel and Regulo Caro, among others, saying brief thank yous in English and Spanish. The spot, titled “Gracias," is the first celebrity-endorsed bilingual PSA put out by the USO, and was released to celebrate Military Appreciation Month (May).

USO is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization provides programs, services and live entertainment to U.S. troops and their families.

“It’s an absolute honor to lend my support any way that I can,” said actor/singer Diego Boneta, who is one of the artists on the spot, and whose uncle, Otto Boneta, is colonel in the U.S. Army. Boneta is one of several artists with links to the military.

"Our nation is diverse, our military is diverse, and the tastes of our troops and their families are diverse,” said Juliet Gilliam, USO vice president of entertainment partnerships and talent relations. “The USO strives to infuse that diversity into its entertainment programming.”

You can watch “Gracias!” here:  


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