Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival adds a date night component

Stars and Stripes Film Festival

Stars and Stripes Film Festival

2015 Stars & Stripes Film Festival

Oh say can you see… it’s Election Day in the USA! And I elect not to discuss politics on the blog or with you. But I do elect to attend the Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival this weekend. The third annual event celebrates our nations finest – military and first responders! Join me at all the events and support Sons of the FlagThey are my selection for this months HOT TICKET!

Sons of the Flag, an organization committed to supporting military, first responder, and civilian burn survivors, will hold their third annual Stars & Stripes Luncheon presented by Clay Cooley Auto Group, Luncheon Chairman Mary Humphreys Parker and Honorary Chairs Nancy and David Burgher will take place on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 at Dallas Country Club to kick-off their unique military focused film festival.

United States Congressman Sam Johnson is this years’ luncheon keynote speaker.  Congressman Johnson is a decorated war hero and native Texan and ranks among the few Members of Congress to fight in combat. During his 29-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Representative Johnson flew combat missions in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He endured nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Hanoi, including 42 months in solitary confinement. A decorated combat veteran and war hero, Sam was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Valor, two Purple Hearts, four Air Medals, and three Outstanding Unit Awards.

Additionally, at the luncheon, Sons of the Flag will present the first Legacy Award to Dr. Stephen Burgher, a lead physician at the Baylor Scott & White Health Center, and a Marine Corps trauma team leader at a military medical unit in Afghanistan.

The Stars & Stripes Film Festival presented by Stripe-A-Zone, will continue to celebrate our Nation’s Finest as represented in film at Highland Park Village Theatre Nov 11-13. Individual movie tickets are only $10 for each movie and can be purchased here. Not only do you get a movie but afterwards there will be a Q & A with military personal relevant to the film. This year’s lineup and special guest speakers include:

FRI 11/11: 7:30pm     AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN    Speaker: LCDR Travis Allison

SAT 11/12: 1:00pm     MINESWEEPER   Speaker: Bill Dawson

4:00pm     GLORY   Speaker: Richard McCaslin

7:30pm      IRON EAGLE   Speaker: PJ  Putnam

SUN. 11/13: 1:00pm     HAMBURGER HILL   Speaker: Jess Johnson

4:00pm     SOUTH PACIFIC   Speaker: Sean Griffin

A special “date night” package is also available for the Friday and Saturday night films. 2 film tickets + 2 drink tickets (any cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage) + 1 medium popcorn is only $50 (per film). This package can be purchased here for AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN or IRON EAGLE (or both). Now that’s a fun date night!

The Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival will benefit Sons of the Flag, a Dallas based non-profit founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott. Sons of the Flag is committed to supporting Military, First-Responder and Civilian Burn Survivors and their families.

I am giving away movie tickets and film festival passes to some of my lucky winners. Simply leave a comment in the comment section and tell me why you want to attend and support our military. I hope you will join me for this important cause!

Happy Election Day! xoxo- Tanya

About Sons of the Flag

Sons of the Flag is vigilantly committed to supporting military, first-responder, and civilian Burn Survivors by providing funding for research, Medical Fellowships, and direct support for those impacted by a traumatic burn, as well as their families. It is their deepest desire, that no human being suffer the devastation of a traumatic burn.  But until that vision becomes a reality, Sons of the Flag is committed to being a resource before a burn happens, once a burn happens, and long after initial treatment is complete.




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