29 Apr Lois Pope Hosts Screening of Documentary “Debt of Honor”
Palm Beach, FL — Lois Pope hosted an event on April 24, 2015 at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach for a screening of “Debt of Honor,” a documentary film by award-winning documentarian Ric Burns chronicling the history of disabled veterans in America. This illuminating and thought-provoking film, solely funded by Lois Pope, will air on PBS on November 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm.
There were more than 150 guests in attendance at the screening, including many disabled American veterans. The driving force behind the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington DC, Lois Pope has long been an advocate for disabled veterans. The Memorial, which was dedicated by President Obama in Washington, DC on Sunday, October 5, 2014, will forever stand as a reminder to the public and legislators of the courage and sacrifices of the four million living disabled veterans and all those who died before them for the need to be vigilant in assuring their support, as well as being aware of the human cost of war. Mrs. Pope is currently working to have October 5 declared a national holiday in honor of the courage and sacrifices of our Disabled Veterans, who have given so much to defend our freedom. She urged all of those in attendance to write to their congressmen and senators and ask them to introduce a bill or resolution declaring October 5 of each year National Disabled Veteran’s Day. “It will be a day to recognize, remember and support the more than four million disabled veterans, the countless others who are no longer living and those yet to come,” said Mrs. Pope. “We cannot, we must not, forget the sacrifices they have made in service to our country. It is a debt that we can never repay, but we can recognize their sacrifice with this national day of honor.”
For past year Mrs. Pope has also worked with American Humane Association to bring home and honor military dogs everywhere. She is deeply committed to ensuring that all our military dogs are brought home to the United States and given the opportunity to live out their retirements with the brave human handlers who worked hand-in-paw with them on the hot desert sands of Iraq and Afghanistan, and on bases around the world.
Guests of the event enjoyed cocktails, a lavish buffet dinner prior to the screening of “Debt of Honor.”
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About Lois Pope, The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., & LIFE (Leaders in Furthering Education)
As one of America’s leading philanthropists, Lois Pope has positively impacted the lives of individuals at the local, national and international levels. She has established three different organizations dedicated to helping those in need. These organizations are the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc., Leaders In Furthering Education (LIFE), and the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation. Over the last 20 years she has been the driving force behind the Lois Pope LIFE Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine, The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, a summer camp program serving thousands of underprivileged children and a groundbreaking new program with American Humane Association in Palm Beach County. Lois Pope has recently donated two Lois Pope Red Star Vehicles. Each rescue vehicle is a 50-foot long response unit, complete with a Ford F-350 truck and trailer, which is specifically designed and outfitted to provide an array of emergency services within the region.
To learn more visit www.life-edu.org or call 561.582.8083.
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