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Members of the Hollywood Community and MilitaryCharity Arrive in Washington, D.C. to ReceiveCongressional Commendations
Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 17:44:13 EDT
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) --Congressional and Political dignitaries welcomed members of theupcoming motion picture "American Identity" and representatives of the National Foundation for Military Family Support (NFMFS) toWashington D.C. to be recognized through special events, includingreceiving Congressional Commendations. A group of sixteen invited to our nation's capital arrived for ceremonialevents, headed by Stephen Rollins, a motion picture writer, producer,and director, serves as CEO for Lightning Pictures LLC and NFMFS,and a 2012 Independent Presidential Candidate. Three others from theRollins group receiving honors and recognition were actor andcomedian Jay Flats, film and television actress Becky Patterson, andproducer Jane West.On Monday, April 21, the week-long festivities began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at ArlingtonNational Cemetery. On Tuesday, April 22, Rollins, Flats, Patterson, and West visited Capitol Hill and received CongressionalCommendations. In addition, each then received notification that flags were being flown over the United States Capitol thatday in their honor.Rollins' group is being honored for their work with charitable organizations, ranging from military to family and children support.Rollins produced and directed a short film version of American Identity, which honored our military and their response followingthe events of 9/11. Rollins will be bringing the feature version to the theaters later this year, and plans to donate portions of theproceeds to charitable organizations, including military and family support.Following his presidential campaign, Rollins launched NFMFS to provide assistance with mental and medical needs for our returning military, in hopes of helping reduce the number of military suicides.Producer Jane West was the key in bringing the short film version of American Identity to life leading to the feature, andcontinues to support charitable causes through their work. Mr. Flats and Mrs. Patterson, in addition to their involvement withthe feature version of American Identity, are distinguished members of the Hollywood community and contribute exceptionalwork with charitable organizations such as the KingsCare Foundation. Flats, in addition to his acting, is a stand-up comedian,performs pre-show entertainment for shows such as American Idol, and is the in-arena host for the Los Angeles Kings hockeyteam.Becky Patterson has appeared in numerous projects as an actress, and is also part of the Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew team.They proudly use their talents to give back to those in need. It is for these works that this group received invitations toWashington, D.C. to be recognized and applauded.Event locations for the group included Rollins and West visiting the 9/11 memorial in New York City, then making their way toWashington to join their group for the special wreath ceremony as well as events that included meetings with congressionalleaders on Capitol Hill, attending a session of the Senate, and visiting the Pentagon and the White House.
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