Former honorary mayor of Hollywood Johnny Grant started the tradition by bringing a Hollywood walk of fame star to a military base for presentation. Johnny was a close friend of Bob Hope and toured with Hope in his USO Shows. In keeping with Johnny Grant tradition STARS OF THE MILITARY is continuing the presentations so we the citizens can pay respect to our veterans, active service members and the Hollywood filmmakers who tell their courageous and heroic stories. The stars now reflect each branch of the military with their respective medallion placed in the center. The stars are custom-made and signed by the walk of fame artist since 1982.