Snap 180 Media is producing a new documentary about Vietnam veterans. Our last award winning documentary "Return to Pearl" touched so many lives and we were compelled to document this Honor Flight Journey to D.C.. The title to the film is "Yellow Ribbon."
This summer for the first time, Old Glory Honor Flight will bring a group of Vietnam veterans to our nation's capitol. This special, one-time flight entitled Yellow Ribbon, commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end of hostilities in Vietnam and will give 110 Wisconsin veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and other sites honoring their service and sacrifice.Oshkosh's Experimental Aircraft Association will host the flight on Friday, August 2, during AirVenture 2013 as part of the Salute to Veterans activities. When they return to the EAA grounds the veterans will be met by family, friends, actor Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, long with approximately 15,000 people waiting for their return.
Snap 180 Media has been given exclusive rights to document this once in a lifetime event. We will interview these brave men that served with so much honor but were not recognized when they returned home. Being there when each person visits the Vietnam Memorial Wall and talking to them as them see their brothers, fathers, and friends names will be a very emotional event. During our time in Washington we will also film at Arlington National Cemetery during the Changing of the Guard and tour the Vietnam Museum.
Chris Hibben the Producer of "Yellow Ribbon" feels documenting this kind historic event is important because our military has done so much to protect our country and our freedoms. "Our veterans don't always get the recognition they deserve and the Vietnam era ones never did. We also have an obligation to educate our youth about our past and by creating films about these trips I feel can help do this."