On Memorial Day weekend, the Paramount Veterans Network held special events for Gold Star families, Wounded Warriors, Active-Duty Service Members, Veterans and Military Families in New York City and in Los Angeles during Fleet Week. The events included Coffee with Vets on the USS Intrepid in New York City and CBS2 New York’s Weather Anchor, John Elliott was on site broadcasting live throughout the morning. John Elliott interviewed guests aboard the ship, including Admiral Chip Rock, the Commander of Fleet Week. The Coffee with Vets in New York City was followed by a movie screening of Top Gun: Maverick at the AMC movie theater in Times Square, New York. In Los Angeles, a movie screening of Top Gun: Maverick was also held for Gold Star Families and Active-Duty Service Members in a local AMC theater.
The movie is ‘art imitating life’, “as the real-life ‘sons and daughters’ whose fathers were lost during the Vietnam War, the members of Sons and Daughters In Touch (SDIT) readily relate to Tom Cruise’s character of Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell as the son of a fallen Hero from the Vietnam War…Today, Captain Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell continues to be a mirror of us. He’s middle-aged and wondering about his future. He honors his father’s legacy of service and sacrifice and is forever grateful to his mother – a Gold Star wife – who wore many hats while raising him. That is the story of Sons and Daughters In Touch,” said Tony Cordero, Gold Star son of Maj. William E. Cordero USAF (KIA 1965), founder and chairman of the Sons and Daughters In Touch.
Special Thank you to UBER who sponsored the transportation for attendees between events. Paramount VetNet is so appreciative of your support for the veteran and military family community.
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Paramount VetNet: Coffee with Vets on USS Intrepid & Top Gun: Maverick Screening in NYC & LA