Posting a Musical Yellow Ribbon, Celeb Troop Boosters Gather for An All-Star Sing-Along
updated 02/25/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/25/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST
The project, conceived three days after the first Baghdad air strikes, was the brainchild of Linda Thompson Jenner, ex-girlfriend of Elvis and former wife of Bruce Jenner. Inspired by a patriotic Boeing TV commercial, Jenner wrote the apolitical lyrics for the anthem composed by her fiancé, David Foster, and by Peter Cetera. On hand to watch the all-star recording session were 17 friends and family members of soldiers in the gulf. "It's important to get the message across that we do care," said David Cassidy. "Whether or not I agree with the decision to be there, they have my support."