WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Celebrity entertainer and spokesperson Ben Vereen and SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc. would like to invite all Americans to join them for the Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast on November 11, 2009. This star-spangled celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the American way of life and take care of our own by showing our gratitude to every U.S. soldier and veteran.
SOS has partnered with GI Radio, the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, and Comcast Cable Company to produce a 24-hour Internet Radio and Web TV Live Streaming simulcast event beginning at 12:01 am on Veterans Day, with additional support from the Military Channel.
Interviews with celebrities, world-renowned medical professionals, veterans’ organizations, and veteran heroes are planned, while special guests and active duty troops throughout the world will call in to inspire, educate, and share stories. Music from every generation will be featured, from the sounds of the WWII era through today’s current hits. Our radio and web TV hosts will invite Americans to pledge $11 on 11/11 throughout this “Every Penny Counts” campaign by dialing into our national toll-free hotline or by clicking on the “Donate Now” button on www.supportoursoldiers.org.
SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the many veterans’ organizations throughout the nation. As the goal is to make this an annual event, SOS will choose six new recipients to receive donations each year.
This year’s event will benefit five national charities and one local South Florida organization. The local organization, Hope*Faith*Love*Charity, Inc. and its Stand Down House was chosen to honor Mr. Roy Foster, the first CNN Hero of 2009, for his tireless efforts on behalf of homeless veterans.
The five national organizations selected this year are The Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Vietnam Veterans of America, Operation Mend, and the Korean Veterans Association of America – all deserving organizations that serve the many needs of our nation’s veterans, active duty soldiers, and their families.
“We are seeking corporate sponsors and asking those in the broadcast, internet media, and news industry to link to or embed our Live Streaming simulcast in their web sites by clicking on “Embed” in the SOS Web TV platform accessible through our website,” said Valerie Halaby, president of SOS Support Our Soldiers.
This is not just another fundraising campaign, this is a movement to renew a sense of patriotism and pride – to raise awareness and motivate our great nation. It’s time to restore Veterans Day to its rightful place of honor among our nation’s holidays.
For further details on how to join the broadcast, please contact us at (561) 254-8335 or at [email protected].
SOURCE SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc.