'Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good' to screen for free at Beaufort's waterfront park

On Thursday, September 15, at 8 p.m. at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Jonathan Flora — producer, director, and recipient of the inaugural Santini Patriot Spirit Award — will host a free screening of his award-winning documentary, “Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good.”

Film accolades include:

  • Major General John Campbell, “Gary Sinise is the Bob Hope of this generation.”
  • Tom Hanks, “Jonathan Flora has captured it all in this moving tribute to our men and women in uniform and their families.”
  • Dennis Miller, “Watch the first two minutes and you’re hooked.”

American Airlines and Armed Forces Insurance are sponsoring this event on behalf of our severely wounded veterans, their families, and caregivers who are attending the 2nd annual Lieutenant Dan Weekend.

Also teaming up for the troops are the Beaufort Film Society, Jack Carter’s Lemonade Stand, and the Independence Fund. The H. C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be open to the public and sponsors encourage residents and visitors to enjoy the free screening and to buy a glass of Jack’s lemonade to benefit the troops. Before the movie, the Groove Tones will entertain those gathering at the waterfront park. Tickets for the September 16th concert featuring the Lt. Dan Band and film star Gary Sinise will be on sale. 

The Lieutenant Dan Weekend, an initiative created by the Independence Fund and area volunteers, takes place from September 14-18, 2011. During this event, severely injured veterans from those wars will come to the South Carolina Low Country where they can bond with fellow patriots. For more information, please visit www.independencefund.org and www.ldw2.com.