Foundation Makes Appeal for Supporting Partners and Friends Program to Help Honor & Illuminate Heroic Story of Merian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron to the World

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The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes has launched a Supporting Partners and Friends of the Foundation Program of different donor levels to assist in developing a major Hollywood motion picture to honor and illuminate the heroic and inspirational story of Merian C. Cooper and the famed Kosciuszko Squadron

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“Supporting Partners can help the Foundation to illuminate this inspirational story to the whole world,”

David C. Jamison, Executive Director for the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, announced a Supporting Partners and Friends Program of varying donor amounts to assist in developing a major Hollywood motion picture in tribute to the heroism of Merian C. Cooper and the American and Polish aviators of the famed Kosciuszko Squadron for the world to see.

Dean Anthony J. Bajdek, Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Foundation, Founder/President of the American Association of Friends of Kosciuszko at West Point and National Vice President for American Affairs of the Polish American Congress, has joined in urging our nation's Polish Americans, as well as all patriotic Americans, to become “Supporting Partners” and "Friends" of the Foundation’s Cooper/Kosciuszko Squadron Hollywood Movie Film Project. “The Merian C. Cooper/Kosciuszko Squadron Hollywood Film Project of the Foundation is of profound importance to the memories of these incredible heroes and will be of immeasurable benefit to Poland, Polish Americans and the Polish community worldwide.

“I urge all Polish Americans and all patriotic Americans to consider becoming ‘Supporting Partners’ and 'Friends' of this great project and mission of the Foundation,” Mr. Bajdek continued, “These heroes cry out for our help to get their inspiring story told.” “This is truly the ‘Greatest Story Not Yet Told’, a story to inspire current and future generations. It is a story that links two great nations, Poland and the United States, all the way back to the Revolutionary War, when two Polish officers, Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Kazimierz Pulaski, came to the America’s aid during its 'Glorious Cause', and that debt was partially repaid when Merian C. Cooper and his fellow American fighter pilots joined Poland’s pilots to form the famed Kosciuszko Squadron during Poland's war against the Bolshevik communists of Russia in 1919-1921. “

The Foundation’s achievements in establishing a tax exempt charitable entity, creating and launching a website and embedded YouTube feature film treatment, becoming known and naming Merian C. Cooper as the “Greatest American Hero of the Twentieth Century” and his involvement with the Kosciuszko Squadron as the “Greatest Story Not Yet Told”, are hallmark achievements. The work of the Foundation and this Merian C. Cooper/Kosciuszko Squadron feature film project have become known internationally.

“These remarkable achievements have been funded by a small group who have a passion for the mission of the Foundation to seek out and illuminate the lives of true American heroes, past and present, and they share a vision of illuminating the inspirational story of Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron through a Hollywood feature film so that present and future generations can be inspired,” said Jamison. “The Foundation is now looking for broad support to get this story told”, said Jamison. “The Foundation has set an initial goal of raising $1 million dollars which will take us through Step Two, securing a Hollywood screen writer and Director for the feature film, plus the necessary expenses to take us to the next level. We are appealing especially to those in the Polish American community to take the lead in helping and supporting the Foundation to tell this inspirational story that links two great nations, the United States and Poland.”

The Foundation’s website at http://www.iluminateamericasheroes.com contains the story of Merian C. Cooper and the Kosciuszko Squadron, told through an embedded YouTube video, entitled: “The Greatest Story Not Yet Told!” The Foundation has named great American and Polish Hero, Merian C. Cooper, “The Greatest American Hero of the Twentieth Century.” The written film treatment, “Honor To You” can be clicked and read within the website. The website also contains a donation link which allows everyone who supports this great story and mission to make tax exempt donations of any amount. All donations will greatly help the Foundation to illuminate this heroic story to the whole world.

“The Foundation is making a formal appeal here now for SUPPORTING PARTNERS OF THE MERIAN C. COOPER/KOSCIUSZKO SQUADRON FILM Supporting Partners of this great project and the Foundation will be listed both on the Foundation’s website and, when the feature film is released, on the film’s credits.”

SUPPORTING PARTNERS can support this great cause at several donation levels: PLATINUM Supporting Partners, those giving $10,000 or more; GOLD Supporting Partners, those giving $5,000 up to $9,999; SILVER Supporting Partners, those giving $1,000 up to $4,999; BRONZE Supporting Partners, those giving $500 up to $999. Donations at lesser levels from other FRIENDS of the Merian Cooper/Kosciuszko Squadron Hollywood Movie Film Project will be welcomed as well. All gifts to the Foundation are fully tax deductible in the current tax year. Supporting Partners should make checks payable to the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, Inc. and mailed directly to the Executive Director at 104 Bristol Court, Dothan, AL 36303.

“Supporting Partners and Friends can help the Foundation to illuminate this inspirational story to the whole world,” Jamison said. “Supporting Partners and Friends of the Foundation can help make this the first Hollywood feature film financed by tax deductible donations to a charitable Foundation.” “If not you…who?” ,he added, “If not now…when?”

For further information and questions about the Foundation and the Marian C. Cooper/Kosciuszko Squadron Film Project, please contact David C. Jamison, Executive Director at davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com or by calling (334) 718-9501.

Contact information:
David C. Jamison, Executive Director
The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, Inc.
http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com
davidj(at)illuminateamericasheroes(dot)com
(334) 718-950l

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