SAN DIEGO – Supervisor Greg Cox will co-host a premiere screening of the first episode of the epic, new HBO miniseries “The Pacific” for veterans and members of the local military community.
The invitation-only screening will be held aboard the USS Midway Museum on Feb. 25. San Diego will be one of 15 cities participating in the national launch of the miniseries, which begins airing March 14.
“I am very excited and honored to be working with HBO and the Midway Museum to bring this event to San Diego,” said Supervisor Cox. “This is going to be an inspirational evening honoring our veterans and the men and women of our military.”
Military leaders from around San Diego will be invited to attend the screening; along with residents of the California Veterans Home at Chula Vista. The Supervisor will be encouraging businesses to support the Veterans Home, which is seeking funding for a rehabilitation garden for its residents, some of whom fought in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Cox Communications is the first local business to pledge support, donating $5,000 for the project.
“Cox Communications is proud to support our veterans and the Veterans Home,” said Sam Attisha, Vice President of External Affairs for Cox Communications. “This is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for all the sacrifices they have made for our country.
“The Pacific” is executive produced by actor Tom Hanks, director Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the creators of HBO’s Emmy-award winning 2001 series “Band of Brothers.” It tells the real-life stories of three U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater during World War II. One of the Marines featured in the miniseries is Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone, who was briefly stationed at Camp Pendleton and was honored with the creation of Piazza Basilone in Little Italy.