Photos: WWE visits kids ahead of weekend Tribute to the Troops show

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Associated Press & 13News

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 8:02 AM

NORFOLK (AP) -- World Wrestling Entertainment's annual holiday salute to the U.S. Armed Forces will be shot Sunday in Norfolk.

The WWE Tribute to the Troops on Dec. 9 will include musical performances by Kid Rock and Flo Rida, as well as appearances by Disney's The Muppets.

Today, WWE entertainers were at Naval Station Norfolk, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story and Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, and the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth to entertain the nearly 200,000 sailors, family members, and civilians that make up the world's largest naval station and Navy fleet concentration area.

WWE Superstars Big Show, Hornswoggle, Brodus Clay, Ted DiBiase, Naomi and Cameron also delivered anti-bullying messages to 200 students at Sewells Point Elementary. WWE and The Creative Coalition launched an anti-bullying alliance, Be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect), to provide students with positive tools to prevent bullying in their schools and communities. The mission of Be a STAR is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through education and awareness.

Sunday's event is for the military only and tickets were being distributed via Mid-Atlantic MWR.

The 10th annual special will be broadcast on Dec. 19 on USA Network and Dec. 22 on NBC.

AP-WF-11-13-12 0734GMT

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