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Sons of the Flag Event Kicks Off Film Festival

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Bill Corrigan, Mark Nutsch Photo credit: Sons of the Flag/Melissa Macatee

Sons of the Flag, a Dallas-based organization that supports military, veteran, and first responder burn survivors and their families through funding for innovative research, treatment and education, held its fifth annual Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival event presented by the Corrigan-Goddard Foundation on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Brook Hollow Golf Club.  

Former Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth in major motion picture “12 Strong,” was the keynote speaker at the luncheon which raised $250,000 for burn survivors and families

“The Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival is our biggest annual event and it raises a substantial amount of funding for our work to support veterans, first responders and civilians with advanced burn treatment and education,” said Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, former Navy SEAL and founder of Sons of the Flag.  “As this year’s keynote speaker, former Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch enthralled the audience with his account of one of the most unique and successful military campaigns in modern history and how our first soldiers in Afghanistan overcame seemingly insurmountable odds.  His words reminded us that we must continue our efforts on behalf of others trying to overcome their own seemingly insurmountable odds–burn victims.”

Sons of the Flag is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting military, veteran, and first responder burn survivors and their families by providing funding for innovative research, technology and education. They bring together passionate community leaders, pioneering physicians, experienced military service members, dedicated first responders and purposeful civilians to complete their mission.  

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