President Bush and Barbara Bush on Honor Flight

In celebration of the Memorial Day holiday, President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush hosted a special screening of SnagFilms’ documentary Honor Flight in Kennebunkport, Maine on Thursday night.

In the event, 130 audience members joined the President in honoring America’s veterans and service members, some of whom included: Honor Flight Director Dan Hayes ; Producer Clay Broga; Chairman of Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Joe Dean; Joe Demler, a WWII veteran featured in the documentary; SnagFilms’ COO Stephanie Sharis; and members of the Secret Service.

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Guests were welcomed by the President and Mrs. Bush, and introduced to WWII veteran Joe Demler.

President Bush said, “It was wonderful to see a community come together in such an extraordinary way. The film’s ability to reach out to fellow veterans, friends, and family is what makes this country great. Barbara joins me in saluting everyone involved in Honor Flight and congratulating the makers of this remarkable film for bringing this story to the big screen.”

In recognition of service members and veterans, SnagFilms launched a social media campaign earlier this month under the banner “Honor Our Heroes”.

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Honor Flight, produced by Freethink Media, focuses on the current lives and battlefield experiences of four living WWII veterans and the Midwest community that came together to give them the trip of a lifetime – all as part of a national effort.

In the picture above: Photographed with President Bush are WWII Veterans Bob Paine and Joe Demler

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