Spread the Word- Fundraiser for WWII Vets

Aaron Flint posted on January 10, 2013 15:45 :: 597 Views

It’s been an honor to talk with and feature numerous Montana World War II veterans on our statewide radio talk show, especially as we honored and promoted The Big Sky Honor Flight program.  Big Sky Honor Flight has allowed for hundreds of Montana World War II veterans to travel back to Washington, DC and see their memorial in person.

Although led in large part by folks from Billings, the program has benefitted veterans statewide.  Other businesses across the state have also stepped up to the plate and raised money for the program. 

Now, as a way to honor veterans and raise money for The Big Sky Honor Flight, “Honor Flight” the movie will be shown in Billings.  Check out the below info to find out how to attend.  Or, if you live in other parts of the state- help spread the word and encourage *your* local theater to show the movie and help raise money for The Big Sky Honor Flight.

Info from Dan Carter and Becky Hillier with The Big Sky Honor Flight:

You may have heard that Big Sky Honor Flight is hosting a documentary film this month about the Honor Flight trips. I take this opportunity to provide this personal invitation for you to attend one of the showings.

This film — named “Honor Flight” —  will warm your hearts and provide a sense of perspective about the work a statewide group is doing to help Montana World War II veterans get to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial. While this film tells the story about the Wisconsin effort, there are many parallels to our work in Montana. Our efforts to pay tribute to “the Greatest Generation” is more than 65 years overdue and we are doing our part to help make these trips a reality.

If you want to see more of the story about the film and others involved, see this link: https://freethinkmedia.box.com/pressreelaudio  (About 1:10 into this link, you will see an old guy with a Montana cap… pretty cool!!!)

We are asking for you to help us get the word out and to even buy a block of tickets as a post-holiday “thank you” to your employees, family members or friends. For teachers, it would be a great extra-credit project! For families, it’s a great excuse to see a truly family-oriented film.

The film will be shown at the Shiloh 14 theaters on Jan. 15 (10 a.m. matinee); Jan. 16 (7:30 p.m.); and  Jan. 17 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $12 and portion of the proceeds will help Big Sky Honor Flight.  As of now, tickets can only be purchased online.

In order to prove to the film company that people in Billings are genuinely interested in seeing this documentary, we need to fill the seats. The clock is ticking to get at least 68 people committed for each showing by next week. It can be done with your help and your ability to spread the word with your contacts.

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