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Less than six months after Bob Hope...

Less than six months after Bob Hope died at the age of 100, the

cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena paid tribute to the late

entertainer by voting to rename the airport after him. On Wednesday,

about 200 people showed up for a ceremony to christen Bob Hope

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Airport. The following is a sampling of remarks made during

Wednesday’s ceremony to rename the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport.

“You can see that this is an event that has brought the community

together.”

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DIOS MARRERO

Airport Authority

executive director

“I was calling it the Bob Hope Airport before we took the vote [on

renaming it].”

CHARLES LOMBARDO

Airport Authority president

“Bob Hope personified what it meant to be a patriot.”

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STACEY MURPHY

Burbank mayor

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to honor a proud and great

American.”

BILL BOGAARD

Pasadena mayor

“What better tribute than to name the airport after him.”

DAVE WEAVER

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Glendale councilman

“Hope and Crosby have just entered.”

JOHNNY GRANT

Hope family friend and honorary

mayor of Hollywood, on the arrival of

Bob Hope’s widow, Dolores, and

Kathryn Crosby, wife of the late

Bing Crosby


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