Skip to comments.Nationwide Film Screening Helps Americans Support Veterans on Veterans Day Nov 11, 2013
Posted on 10/31/2013 4:51:13 PM PDT by huldah1776
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The national non-profit, Stop Soldier Suicide, is asking Americans to stand up for Veterans by taking a seat at the movies on Veterans Day to screen a critically acclaimed film, Happy New Year. This film raises awareness of the struggles Soldiers go through as they transition home and the issues surrounding PTS (Post Traumatic Stress) and suicide.
But if tickets dont presell, the movie wont happen, which would send a very sad message to our veterans.
The screenings are hosted nationwide by people who signed up via Stop Soldier Suicides Facebook page. One is a mother who lost her soldier son to suicide 8 months ago. One, a sister who lost her military brother to suicide. One is a veteran with PTS. Some have no ties to the military or suicide, but what they all have in common is a belief that something must be done to get Americans talking about this tragic subject.
We need people to reserve their seat by using this link and finding the showing nearest them (or buying tickets as a donation to make sure the events happen): http://www.tugg.com/events/stopsoldiersuicide
Our Veterans went to war for us, were asking people to go to a movie for them, says Laura Black Chief Marketing Officer for SSS. But if tickets dont presell, the movie wont happen, which would send a very sad message to our veterans.
SSS CEO Brian Kinsella said they decided to host this event to bring needed awareness to a problem that isnt going away. Soldier and Veteran suicide has reached epidemic proportions. As a nation, we have to come together to help our brave men and women in the fight of their lives.
Stop Soldier Suicide is the first civilian not-for-profit organization dedicated to curbing Soldier and Veteran suicide. The group aids service members, veterans and their families who need to work through emotional or other issues that are leading to suicidal ideations.
This bold, feature film tells the story of Staff Sgt. Cole Lewis, a war-torn Marine who returns home to face his fiercest battle yet --- the one against himself. 80+ interviews were completed with combat veterans, their families, and V.A. personnel.
Stop Soldier Suicide Laura Black, 336-404-2667 firstname.lastname@example.org