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We are reaching out to the 31 veterans' organizations affiliated with the Rockford Veterans Memorial Hall to hold a screening of Lucia Mauro's acclaimed short film, In My Brother's Shoes, This this an inspiring 25-minute film, based on a true story, about a man who honors his fallen U.S. Marine brother by wearing his sibling's desert boots on a pilgrimage to Rome. During this journey, he finds personal healing and the strength to move on. 


In My Brother's Shoes is also an Illinois 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Net proceeds from the screening events will go to veterans and their families. This event will donate to the Winnebago County Veterans Association. The film screening  opens with a color guard and an invocation by a member of the clergy. It includes live music, the film, a Q&A with cast and crew. A reception follows and features pizza, wings, beef sandwiches, beer and soft drinks.


The goal is to schedule this event on a weekend evening in early to late March 2015, 


A $100 donation from your VFW Hall, American Legion Post or military organization will get 12 tickets.                                       Additional tickets above and beyond the 12 are $8.50 each.  Single tickets are sold $10 each in advance and $12 at the door.



We hope your organization and your members will help support this healing short film and its worthy cause.


Please contact Joe Orlandino at: or call 773-325-9690 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

September 2014

(attendance 150)

over $2000 to Pritzker Military Foundation

Mongo McMichael's, Romeoville

November 2014

(attendance 90)

over $300 to USMC's Toys for Tots

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