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Thursday, March 12, 2009

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Brothers at War

Documentary “Brothers at War” Partners with Soldiers’ Angels to Energize Military Supporters


Organization’s volunteers will invite viewers to actively support military families like those seen in acclaimed documentary.

Military support nonprofit Soldiers’ Angels announced its partnership today with the award‐winning documentary Brothers at War, currently screening in cities across America. Directed by civilian Jake Rademacher, who followed his two military brothers to document their combat deployment and return home, Brothers at War is an intimate portrait of a military family during wartime.

Volunteers from Soldiers’ Angels will be in attendance at each screening location for Brothers at War to invite viewers to bridge the military‐civilian divide by actively supporting service members and families like those portrayed in the documentary. A grassroots nonprofit with unique and effective ways of supporting the troops, Soldiers’ Angels and its army of volunteers have received widespread praise and numerous awards for the hands‐on assistance they offer to military families, the deployed, wounded, families of the fallen, and American veterans of all ages.
Soldiers’ Angels founder Patti Patton‐Bader welcomes the opportunity to connect average Americans with those who protect them. “Fewer people serving in the military means fewer Americans have personal knowledge of the sacrifices and challenges of military life,” she explains. Brothers at War helps bridge that divide. The story of these heroes needs to be told, and our soldiers need to know their service is appreciated and that they are not forgotten.”

Military spouse and Soldiers’ Angels volunteer Greta Perry agrees that Brothers at War can help the rest of America understand the experience of military personnel and their families during wartime. “No other footage since Bad Voodo’s War has portrayed anything so real and unbiased about the war and the soldiers who serve in it,” she recently wrote after screening the film.

“Jake left [Iraq] with a better understanding of the conditions his brothers lived in and he shared that with us effortlessly on the screen.”

Brothers at War was produced by Norman S. Powell (American Valor, 24), and Gary Sinise (CSI New York, Forrest Gump). Sinise is also a recipient of the Presidential Citizen’s Medal for his extensive activities in support of America’s military men and women. More information is available at www.brothersatwarmovie.com.

About Soldiers’ Angels: Established in 2003 by the mother of two soldiers, Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer‐based 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as veterans and military families. For more information, see www.soldiersangels.org or call 615‐676‐0239.