Dates for VFF National Heroes Tour
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Vets for Freedom has announced the dates for their National Heroes Tour. We will soon make an announcement about Blackfive's involvement with this excellent operation.
Nationwide Tour will Honor America’s Heroes
Supporting our troops and the missions in Iraq & Afghanistan
SAVE THE DATES
March 14-April 9
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2008
Tour Media Contact: Sanda M Pecina
Vets for Freedom Media Contact: Judy Mayka
WHO/WHAT: The Vets for Freedom National Heroes Tour (NHT) is a coast-to-coast bus tour aimed at honoring America’s heroes, men and women who risk their lives by having served—and currently serving—in the armed forces, and their families. The tour also provides an opportunity for the community to show its support and commitment to completing the job in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Highly-decorated veterans from across the country will be carrying their personal stories and message to the American public in 15 states and Washington, D.C. Each of these heroes has an incredible story to tell, and will be recounting his experience in Iraq and Afghanistan while speaking about his commitment to success there. Three participants have published books about their experiences, and many others have noteworthy stories, including:
* David Bellavia—author of House to House (a memoir about house-to-house combat in Iraq), recipient of the Silver Star, and nominee for the Medal of Honor.
* Marcus Luttrell—recipient of the Navy Cross and sole survivor of a mission in which four Navy SEALS were sent into a Taliban stronghold on the Afghan-Pakistan border; Luttrell was badly injured yet managed to escape enemy capture and later author the New York Times best-selling book Lone Survivor.
* Marco Martinez—recipient of the Navy Cross for heroic action on the battlefield in Iraq and author of Hard Corps, Martinez was involved in gang activity in Los Angeles and joined the Marine Corps to straighten out his life.
* Steve Russell—recipient of the Bronze Star medal with Valor Device for his actions in Iraq; Lieutenant Colonel Russell led the battalion responsible for the capture of Saddam Hussein.
In addition, the NHT heroes will be meeting with local heroes—veterans and their families—in each state.
WHEN: March 14 – April 9. Dates and event locations will be released prior to the event.
WHERE: From San Diego to Washington, DC,—and New York, NY—and points between. A rally in San Diego honoring veterans and their families will kick off the tour on March 14. After making 21 stops in several states, the tour will culminate in a major media event in Washington, DC, on April 8. There will be satellite media interviews available that morning with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who will participate in the event.
HOW: See contact info above, or go to www.vetsforfreedom.org/heroestour for more information.