Film studio pledged to raise money for veterans and their families
The much anticipated film ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ opens January 12, not in Hollywood, but in Arlington, TX. Paramount Pictures, who produced the film, intended the opening night to be a tribute to all of America’s military personnel, active duty and veterans.
The premier honored the soldiers who fell while attempting to save Americans besieged in the consulate, as well as those who served with them and their families.
In an incredible gesture, Paramount is asked everyone who attended the event at the AT&T Stadium to donate to a veteran’s organization. Paramount has pledged to match every donation.
Check out the story below, and be sure to watch the video trailer.
Directed by Michael Bay, 13 Hours follows six members of the security team that defended the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi from an attack by Islamist militants. The men on the security team will also be honored at the premiere, as will those who lost their lives, according to a Paramount press release:
The night will honor the real-life heroes who lost their lives on September 11, 2012, including veteran Navy SEALs Tyrone ‘Rone’ Woods and Glen ‘Bub’ Doherty; Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; veteran Air Force airman, Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith; along with the brave men who have shared their story of what happened that day, including veteran Marines Dave ‘D.B.’ Benton, Mark ‘Oz’ Geist and John ‘Tig’ Tiegen; veteran Army Ranger Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto; veteran Navy SEAL Jack Silva; and their families…
…In the press release, Paramount announced guests at the premiere will be encouraged to make a $1 donation to benefit veterans’ organizations, including The Shadow Warriors Project Fund of The Dallas Foundation, Fisher House Foundation, the Navy SEAL Museum, and other charitable groups designated by the survivors and the families of those lost that night.
Paramount has promised to match all funds raised…
Watch a trailer for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi below: