Back in January, I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Major Richard Winters. A true hero, who commanded the 'Band of Brothers' during WW2. I often think about all the soldiers and veterans of previous wars. So many of them have done the most heroic things for their country, allies and to end the war, and they don't -in my opinion- get the recognition that they deserve. Dick Winters was one of the many heroes in the war, and for me represents all soldiers and veterans who aren't known for what they've done for us.
An event taking place in the summer at LA and the UK is taking place in aid of the Richard Winters Leadership Project. Here, a group of the stars from Band of Brothers, including: Micheal Cudlitz, James Madio, Ross McCall, Nolan Hemmings, Scott Grimes, Peter Youngblood Hills and Matthew Leitch will be taking part in a sponcered parachute jump from a moving plane. The event is going to be filmed by Black Sky Radio, who have also done some great cast and veteran interviews from Band of Brothers. Go here for the full article: http://www.jumpingforheroes.blogspot.com/
I'm personally so excited for this! I get excited anytime something Band of Brothers related happens or when cast get together, keeping the magic of the amazing mini-series alive. But the fact that the cast are actually going to be jumping FOR REAL out of a plane all for the Richard Winters Leadership Project is amazing. I can't wait to see the videos and donate in the summer. It's going to be great!