Air Force ambassadors

Active-duty Air Force members and military veterans came together Thursday afternoon when performers from Tops In Blue entertained at Trinity Homes in Minot.

“We really appreciate them coming here and taking their time,” said Lois Zahn, volunteer coordinator with Trinity Homes.

Tops In Blue, based at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is an Air Force special unit made up of active-duty military members, who will present a show free to the public today at 7 p.m. in the Minot Municipal Auditorium. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Zahn said this is the third time the Tops In Blue cast has performed at the nursing home.

Currently Trinity Homes has about 25 veterans, mostly World War II veterans as well as other veterans, Zahn said.

She said local veterans organizations and also Friends of Veterans, an organization made up of active-duty members at Minot Air Force Base, give their time to Trinity Homes by providing activities and other volunteer services.

Tops In Blue is observing its 60th anniversary this year.

Besides entertainment to Air Force service members, their families and those in deployed locations all over the world, Tops In Blue members promote community relations and serve as U.S. Air Force ambassadors.

In addition to the patriotic music to honor this nation and its heroes, the tour this year features music of Bruno Mars, Pharrel Williams and others as well as country music artists like Jerry Reed, Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley.