WASHINGTON--(Paralyzed Veterans of America is congratulating long-time supporter Ben Affleck for winning the 2013 Best Picture Academy Award for the movie “Argo.”)--
“Many actors have played the part of a U.S. service man in the movies, but for veterans such as James Crosby…his service and his sacrifice for our country are real”
“Congratulations, Ben, on your big win,” said Paralyzed Veterans’ national president and U.S. Army veteran Bill Lawson. “We are grateful that Ben always seems to be able to work Paralyzed Veterans of America into his many media appearances. We appreciate that he goes out of his way to ensure that millions more people hear about our work to change lives and build brighter futures for our nation’s veterans with disabilities and their families.”
In 2009, Affleck appeared in a public service announcement for Paralyzed Veterans alongside James Crosby, an Operation Iraqi Freedom U.S. Marine Corps veteran -- who was paralyzed in a rocket attack while serving in Iraq.
“Many actors have played the part of a U.S. service man in the movies, but for veterans such as James Crosby…his service and his sacrifice for our country are real,” said Affleck in the PSA still airing on stations across the country.
The spot can be viewed at www.pva.org/BenAffleck.
Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a group of seriously injured American heroes from the “Greatest Generation” of World War II. They created a nonprofit organization to meet the challenges that they faced back in the 1940s — from a medical community not ready to treat them to an inaccessible world. For more than 66 years, Paralyzed Veterans’ national office and its 34 chapters across the nation have been making America a better place for all veterans and people with disabilities. (www.pva.org)