Premiere Of “American Identity” Honors Our Troops & Support Families Of Fallen Soldiers

EVENING TO INCLUDE A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / U.S. PROCLAIMS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2009 NATIONAL AMERICAN IDENTITY DAY 

WHO: 
Kate Walsh,
Gary Sinise, Bradley Cooper, Dennis Haysbert, Benjamin McKenzie, Maria Menounos, Amanda Righetti, Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner, Kevin Sorbo, Dave Winfield and many more Hollywood notables will join American Identity stars Todd Allen, Jesse Garcia, Ileana Oliver, Allen Nabors, Marshall Teague and Jon Paul for an evening that will honor the men and women of the United States military, and the families who support them. 

WHAT: 
Political dignitaries, uniformed military, wounded veterans and many more will gather in Los Angeles on March 25 for a tribute event that will feature the premiere of the short film, American Identity, written and directed by Stephen RollinsAmerican Identity follows the lives of two soldiers, best friends, who are sent to Afghanistan following the attacks of September 11th and portrays the impact on their families as these events unfold.   

On this same day, a flag will be flown over the United States Capitol Building, proclaiming it national American Identity Day.  Both the flag and film will pay homage to those who have given their lives in service to our country, and serve as a symbol of our government’s commitment to help the families of these brave Americans.   

The evening will benefit the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides college grants and financial assistance to surviving children and spouses of our U.S. military service members who have lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  

WHEN: 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 
7:00   PM    Red Carpet Arrivals
8:00   PM    Premiere of “American Identity” & Program

WHERE: 
Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

8940 Wilshire Blvd 
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
 

“We honor them not only because they are guardians of our liberty, but because they embody the spirit of service; a willingness to find meaning in something greater than themselves. And yet, at this moment—a moment that will define a generation—it is precisely this spirit that must inhabit us all.”  ~ President Barack Obama

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