Springfield, Ohio- Two of the most well known of the Hollywood celebrities chipped in recently to help a noble project get off the ground. Trace Adkins and Clint Eastwood have both signed on to give their support to a group that transports World War II veterans to the mall in Washington to view the World War II memorial, many for the first time.
Trace Adkins is a well known successful country music singer, and Clint Eastwood is an academy award winning actor and director, and both have now worked to film theater ads to raise money for the Honor Flight Network. It is a not for profit network group that is based in West Ohio in the Springfield region, and has provided more than 18,000 veterans from the World War II era the chance to view their memorial in Washington, D.C.
The group provides free flights to the nations capital and transportation to the National World War II memorial. Earl Morse, former US Air Force Pilot and Honor Flight Founder is excited that they have the support of these two celebrities. ?We are over the moon with enthusiasm and gratitude to Mr. Adkins and Mr. Eastwood,? said Mr. Morse.
The new public service announcements are starting this weekend and will play just before feature films at more than 1,600 theaters around the nation. Morse, age 50 is a retired Air Force Captain recently honored with the Presidential Citizens by President Bush at a White House Ceremony. Mr. Morse founded the Honor Flight group in 2005.