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Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Douglas, Other Celebrities Join Veteran PSA

The "Got Your 6" campaign aims to help veterans successfully reintegrate into civilan life.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: May 10th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Douglas, Other Celebrities Join Veteran PSA
With Memorial Day in less than a fortnight, this is the time to remember all the fallen men and women, who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. That said, a myriad of A-list celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Douglas, Bradley Cooper, and Tom Hanks, just to name a few, have joined the freshly launched “Got Your 6” PSA campaign. Inspired by Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, and formulated at a Clinton Global Initiative America meeting, the campaign hopes to successfully integrate military personnel back into civilian life, effectively bridging the gap betwixt civilian and military.

"The entertainment industry captures our imaginations, opens our eyes and touches our hearts, and I'm proud to work with them on our Joining Forces initiative. By sharing the stories of strength and resilience that define our military families, we can motivate even more Americans to honor these courageous individuals in new ways. That's why I'm looking forward to working with the industry in the months and years ahead," said First Lady Michelle Obama in a statement.

The “Got Your 6” campaign brings together over two dozen non-profit organizations, who aim to help veterans and military families find jobs, healthcare, education, housing, and overall assistance in reintegration into the civilian milieu.

The term “Got your six” is military parlance for “I’ve got your back.” The six o’clock position is used as the designation for the rear of a military formation. Below is the aforesaid PSA.


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