Showing posts with label Tom Hanks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tom Hanks. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tom Hanks encourages people to ‘Be There'

Tom Hanks encourages people to ‘Be There' and help prevent veteran suicide

Connecting Vets
By Ben Krimmel
JULY 15, 2019

Even the smallest action can make the world of a difference.

Actor Tom Hanks is joining the call to promote the "Be There for Veterans" public service announcement to raise awareness for the VA's #BeThere campaign to support veterans in need.

"Twenty veterans take their lives every day," Hanks says in the PSA. "Learn how to be there for a veteran at Honor the code! Be there! Leave no one behind."

The VA hopes their #BeThere campaign underscores how everyone can play a role in suicide prevention.

“This PSA underscores VA’s public health approach to preventing Veteran suicide, which encourages everyone to play a role in suicide prevention,” said Aaron Eagan, deputy director of operations and integration for suicide prevention in VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. “The ‘Be There’ campaign is focused on simple yet impactful ways we can all reach out to and engage Veterans.”
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Where will you be when they need you?

That is the question I have been asking since I began my online work back in 93. I was known as Namguardianangel.

It seems like a lifetime ago, especially now that all the results seem so bad. 

There used to be good results because people with good intentions back it up with diligent work on research to know exactly how to help them. Now it is whatever will obtain the most popularity, even if that means they have to lie to gain it.

The lie is "suicide awareness" actually means something other than spreading misery instead of healing.

After all these years I am still asking "where are  you when they need you" because from what I have seen, most are just taking whatever they can get while veterans are still suffering.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hollywood takes up veteran causes with 'Got Your Six' effort

Hollywood takes up veteran causes with 'Got Your Six' effort
May 9, 2012

A coalition of major media companies, talent agencies and unions are teaming up with two dozen nonprofit organizations as part of a campaign to build awareness for veteran issues such as employment, health, housing and education.

The wide-reaching initiative -- dubbed "Got Your Six," which is military speak for "I've got your back" -- will include a celebrity-filled public service campaign as well as greater effort by Hollywood to incorporate positive portrayals of veterans in movies and television shows, giving greater visibility to the challenges they face after returning from active duty.

Companies participating include Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal, Time Warner Inc.'s HBO and Warner Bros., News Corp.'s Fox, Sony, Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, as well as talent agencies Creative Artists Agency, United Talent and William Morris Endeavor. Also on board are the Directors Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America, West.

"Together, we are uniting to bring awareness to this incredibly important issue of bringing our country's trained leaders home to be a valued part of our communities across the nation," said Universal Studios President and Marine Corps veteran Ron Meyer.
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Friday, August 29, 2008

D.N.C. Veteran Tribute Video

Thursday, August 28, 2008

"D.N.C. Veteran Tribute Video"
Just have to post this video here that played during last night's DNC Convention, and give props to Stephanie Stone. Stephanie had a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy and gave an excellent testimonial (7:03 in the video) in this veteran tribute video, which was produced by Steven Spielberg. Stephanie and I both serve on the Coro National Alumni Board and are alumni of the Coro Fellows Program. She currently is Vice President of Programs and Outreach for Coro Southern California.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodat wouldn't save Ryan again?

Report: Real-life ‘Private Ryan’ ignored by stars of war movie
Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Thursday, May 8, 2008

The stars of “Saving Private Ryan” have declined to support legislation that parallels their hit film, according to The Hill, a daily newspaper that reports on Congress.

Hollywood’s top GIs have spurned an effort by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., to help real soldiers who have lost family members in Iraq and Afghanistan, the paper noted. These soldiers returned home under the “sole survivor” policy, which was a storyline in the 1998 Oscar-winning film.

In the movie, a troop of soldiers led by Tom Hanks’ character risks their lives to save Private Ryan (Matt Damon), whose three brothers have all been killed in World War II.

Nunes had a similar situation in his district. According to the report, after former Army Spc. Jason Hubbard lost his two brothers in Iraq, the military:

would not provide the customary support for a veteran transitioning to civilian life;
denied him GI bill benefits;
refused to provide transitional health care;
and ordered him to repay a portion of his enlistment bonus.

So far, however, Hanks, Damon, director Steven Spielberg and writer Robert Rodat have brushed aside attempts to enlist their support, The Hill reported.
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