PRNewswire-FirstCall ST. LOUIS Nov. 6 :
As the nation prepares for annual Veterans Day tributes to the men and
women of the United States military, a photo exhibit underwritten by
Boeing and produced by EpiCom Media, will begin its journey across the
United States, carrying a message of dedication, sacrifice and bravery.
The National Tribute Tour: “A Day in the Life of the United States Armed
Forces,” opens at Seattle`s Museum of Flight on Saturday, Nov. 8, and will
continue there through Jan. 11, 2004.
“A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces,” is a book and
exhibition that features a series of unforgettable photographs taken over
a single 24-hour period. In October 2002, 125 leading civilian and
military photographers traveled to more than 100 locations around the
globe to capture an ordinary day in the lives of the men and women who
protect America`s freedom. The result is an extraordinary pictorial
documentary that records the daily sacrifices, integrity and commitment of
members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
Consisting of three independent exhibits, traveling the nation
simultaneously, the tour will stop in numerous cities and at nearly
two-dozen U.S. military academies and bases before the tour concludes in
mid-2004. A second exhibit is scheduled to open at Naval Air Station North
Island in San Diego on Nov. 14. Other cities being scheduled to host the
exhibit include Phoenix, Ariz., Colorado Springs, Colo., Wichita, Kan.,
Philadelphia, San Antonio, Texas, and Hampton, Va.
“This exhibit is a moving tribute to the women and men who serve our
country and work to preserve peace around the world, 24 hours a day, 365
days a year,” said Jim Albaugh, president and chief executive officer,
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. “These powerful images tell a story of
commitment and patriotism that words cannot begin to convey.
“Shot in a single day, the photos capture our military at work, at play,
with family and friends, in times of peace and war.” Albaugh continued.
“Boeing is pleased to play a small part in honoring these brave men and
women and to share this poignant portrayal of our military with people
across our great nation.”
The exhibit debuted in Washington, D.C., in May and was on display in St.
Louis—headquarters of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems—for seven
weeks this summer. After an enthusiastic and heartwarming response in
those two cities, Boeing made the commitment to bring the exhibition to
more Americans across the country.
The photographs depict men and women in remote outposts; in the cockpit of
a fighter, on a Trident submarine, patrolling borders, going about their
daily routines and saying “good-bye.”
The pictures in the exhibit were selected from more than 300 photographs
featured in the book “A Day in the Life of the United States Armed
Forces,” produced by EpiCom Media and published by HarperCollins
Publishers. The Boeing Company is the exclusive underwriter of this
project and the traveling photo exhibit. For more information on the
exhibit and book, please visit http://www.daymilitary.com/ .
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of
the world`s largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St.
Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $25 billion business. It
provides systems solutions to its global military, government and
commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance; the world`s largest military aircraft
manufacturer; the world`s largest satellite manufacturer and a leading
provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for
U.S. missile defense; NASA`s largest contractor; and a global leader in
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