Classic films, humanitarians in action and the American Red Cross all come together for a night at the movies. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss as Turner Classic Movies (TCM) explores the role of the Red Cross and its support for service members, veterans and their families.
As we approach Veterans Day and honor those who have served the United States, TCM is showing two films that feature the Red Cross in action. “So Proudly We Hail!” follows a group of eight military nurses sent to the Philippines during the early days of World War II. Under constant danger, the nurses tend to wounded soldiers while trying to maintain a sense of normal life. In “The Proud and Profane” a war widow joins the Red Cross to volunteer and entertain American servicemembers while also trying to find out what happened to her late husband.
Dr. Michael J. Jordan, Vice President for Service to the Armed Forces & International Services at the Red Cross, joins TCM host Dave Karger for a heartfelt discussion about the scenes depicted in the movies, as well as the services offered by the Red Cross to military members and their families. Dr. Jordan, who is a Marine veteran and Gold Star father, shares his own experiences during wartime and the importance of taking care of one another in times of need. The decorated combat veteran, who deployed to both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Desert Storm, speaks candidly about the effects of trauma and the importance of finding ways to bring a touch of home to those serving far away from their loved ones.
Dr. Jordan also highlights other services offered by the Red Cross during severe weather and disasters as well as the incredible blood donors who roll up their sleeves so the Red Cross can supply about 40% of the nation’s blood supply.
Join us for a special night at the movies on November 12 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET for “So Proudly We Hail!” followed by “The Proud and Profane” on Turner Classic Movies.
The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service. The Red Cross relies on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our lifesaving mission. Visit redcross.org to learn more.