Thursday, May 10, 2012

Operation: Route 66

Our very own Kurt and Nick Gerber depart Saturday on a journey that has been a year in the making. Departing from Soldier Field the father/son team will ride motorcycles across the United States to Los Angeles. The guys will be meeting, interviewing, filming and photographing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along with a film crew their hope is to turn the content they collect into a documentary film and collection of photographs which raises money and awareness for veterans organizations easing the transition of our American Heroes after 10 years of war. 

"As a country, I don't think we've ever had a war that we've collectively felt so disconnected from". 
        - Nick Gerber

The goal is to share the voices and faces of these warriors with the 99% of civilians they've been serving. Additionally the father and son team hopes to say "thank you" to the brave men and women who have been on the front lines. 

Please visit their website and if you'd like to track them as they ride across the United States you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and their blog.

"It's a historic time in the United States, and as a country it's our responsibility to make sure this generation of veterans are shown appreciation for their brave service."
      - Kurt Gerber

Best of luck from all of us at Gerber + Scarpelli! 

(Photo by Tim Jarosz - who will also be on the ride with the guys documenting the "behind the scenes" action)

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