Take the Memorial Day Challenge and Watch “Honor Flight” Trailer!
In November 2009, then-ReasonTV staffer Dan Hayes produced the
immensely moving documentary “Every Day is a Bonus: Veteran’s Day
November 2009 in D.C.” The five-minute film followed the adventures
of World War II vets being flown by the charity Honor Flight to the
World War II Memorial in the nation’s capitol (click here to
watch that or scroll down).
Hayes left ReasonTV to make a full-length documentary about
Honor Flight’s activities and that film, co-produced with Clay
Broga through their company Freethink Media
and Stars and
Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin, will debut on August 11 at
Milwaukee’s Miller Park (home to baseball’s Brewers).
Go here to
learn more about the film and Honor Flight’s activities, and how
you can support the film and its goals of thanking vets and
energizing Americans to think about how best to live their own
lives.Â From the website:
In a time of economic uncertainty and political
division,Â Honor FlightÂ is a unifying story about
gratitude and freedom. The film is meant to inspire viewers to
reflect on the freedom and opportunity they have been
gifted.Â Honor FlightÂ prompts viewers to
recognize the Greatest Generation, not just by saying â€œthank you,â€
but by striving to lead lives worthy of their legacy.
The filmmakers are hoping to generate 50,000 views this Memorial
Day weekend to help raise the visibility of Honor Flight. Click
above to watch and follow the hashtag #domore on Twitter.
Those of us who had relatives
who fought in World War II or served at other times in the
military are personally familiar with the service that soldiers
perform, but all of us benefit from constant reminders of the costs
they bear. Memorial Day is the nation’s offical observance of those
who paid the ultimate price of dying during wartime and is the
perfect time to reflect on the often-casual heroism of fallen
fighters and the larger questions raised by military action,
national purpose, and individual conscience.Â
Here’s Hayes’ 2009 film for ReasonTV that got his current