Appropriately enough, the announcement of Carnival Miracle‘s new deployment from San Diego was done in the city during ‘Humor For Heroes,’ a comedy show put on as part of the ongoing partnership between Carnival and Operation Homefront. The event, held at Naval Base Point Loma, featured a stand-up performance by Workaholics star Adam Devine and two comedians who regularly appear in Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Clubs. “Honoring the military and thanking them for all they do for our country is something that’s very important to me,” Devine said. “It was a great experience performing at Naval Base Point Loma and giving back to those who protect our freedoms each and every day.”
Carnival Cruise Line also donated $25,000 to Operation Homefront to help the organization continue to fulfill its mission of building strong, stable and secure military families. “Our partnership with Operation Homefront really helps us connect to these sort of opportunities, where we can really pay tribute and give back to our military members who give so much and sacrifice so much for us,” said Duffy.
Carnival’s Chief Maritime Officer Vice Admiral William Burke added, “As the cruise line that sails more military members than any other line and hosts a military appreciation reception each cruise, we are always looking for ways to honor the sacrifices these brave men and women make for our country. Providing the troops and their families with an amazing comedy performance, as well as a barbecue with fun activities similar to those enjoyed by our guests on Carnival cruises, we hope they will know how grateful we – and our country – are for their service.”
“We are deeply grateful for Carnival Cruise Line’s many years of incredible support,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Their entire team shares our unwavering commitment to serving our military families and their Humor for Heroes event sends a clear message of appreciation for all this very special group of our fellow citizens does to serve all of us.”
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