Dick Winters is best known as the leader of the 101st Airborne's Easy Company -- the so-called Band of Brothers. A documentary filmmaker has launched a $400,000 project to build a statue depicting Winters in Saint Marie-du-Mont, France. 11-year-old Jordan Brown, a student at South Lebanon Elementary School is hoping to do his part and raise 100-thousand dollars for the effort. His mom, Yasmin, says Jordan is selling olive green bracelets -- bearing Winters' famous phrase: Hang Tough. "It means so much to a lot of people. I mean, I've even had people already that either themselves or someone they know are battling cancer and they've wanted to get the wristband for that reason," she says. "So, I think it's got a great message that not only relates back to Major Winters, but also it is just as valuable and true today." Brown says she's already had inquiries from people around the world and jokes the family's going to be busy this summer mailing the bracelets out. The statue will be designed to honor the leadership of all U.S. military officers during the invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. The statue could be in place by 2012. To purchase a Hang Tough wristband send a check with a donation of $1 or more (and an additional $3 to $5 for shipping) to: Dick Winters Monument Fund P.O. Box 40 Cornwall,  PA 17016 These purchases are NOT tax deductible. Tax-deductible donations to the project can be made to:The Rhode Island PBS Foundationc/o Kathryn LarsenRIPBS50 Park LaneProvidence, RI 02907 In the memo line of the check indicate: Richard Winters Leadership Project -- 6644"> Dick Winters is best known as the leader of the 101st Airborne's Easy Company -- the so-called Band of Brothers. A documentary filmmaker has launched a $400,000 project to build a statue depicting Winters in Saint Marie-du-Mont, France. 11-year-old Jordan Brown, a student at South Lebanon Elementary School is hoping to do his part and raise 100-thousand dollars for the effort. His mom, Yasmin, says Jordan is selling olive green bracelets -- bearing Winters' famous phrase: Hang Tough. "It means so much to a lot of people. I mean, I've even had people already that either themselves or someone they know are battling cancer and they've wanted to get the wristband for that reason," she says. "So, I think it's got a great message that not only relates back to Major Winters, but also it is just as valuable and true today." Brown says she's already had inquiries from people around the world and jokes the family's going to be busy this summer mailing the bracelets out. The statue will be designed to honor the leadership of all U.S. military officers during the invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. The statue could be in place by 2012. To purchase a Hang Tough wristband send a check with a donation of $1 or more (and an additional $3 to $5 for shipping) to: Dick Winters Monument Fund P.O. Box 40 Cornwall,  PA 17016 These purchases are NOT tax deductible. Tax-deductible donations to the project can be made to:The Rhode Island PBS Foundationc/o Kathryn LarsenRIPBS50 Park LaneProvidence, RI 02907 In the memo line of the check indicate: Richard Winters Leadership Project -- 6644"> Dick Winters is best known as the leader of the 101st Airborne's Easy Company -- the so-called Band of Brothers. A documentary filmmaker has launched a $400,000 project to build a statue depicting Winters in Saint Marie-du-Mont, France. 11-year-old Jordan Brown, a student at South Lebanon Elementary School is hoping to do his part and raise 100-thousand dollars for the effort. His mom, Yasmin, says Jordan is selling olive green bracelets -- bearing Winters' famous phrase: Hang Tough. "It means so much to a lot of people. I mean, I've even had people already that either themselves or someone they know are battling cancer and they've wanted to get the wristband for that reason," she says. "So, I think it's got a great message that not only relates back to Major Winters, but also it is just as valuable and true today." Brown says she's already had inquiries from people around the world and jokes the family's going to be busy this summer mailing the bracelets out. The statue will be designed to honor the leadership of all U.S. military officers during the invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. The statue could be in place by 2012. To purchase a Hang Tough wristband send a check with a donation of $1 or more (and an additional $3 to $5 for shipping) to: Dick Winters Monument Fund P.O. Box 40 Cornwall,  PA 17016 These purchases are NOT tax deductible. Tax-deductible donations to the project can be made to:The Rhode Island PBS Foundationc/o Kathryn LarsenRIPBS50 Park LaneProvidence, RI 02907 In the memo line of the check indicate: Richard Winters Leadership Project -- 6644"> Boy to help raise money for statue depicting Dick Winters | News | witf.org
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Boy to help raise money for statue depicting Dick Winters

Written by Tim Lambert, witf Multimedia News Director | May 20, 2010 6:45 PM

(Lebanon) -- A plan to build a statue in the likeness of the midstate's most famous World War Two veteran could get a boost from an 11-year-old boy. Dick Winters is best known as the leader of the 101st Airborne's Easy Company -- the so-called Band of Brothers. A documentary filmmaker has launched a $400,000 project to build a statue depicting Winters in Saint Marie-du-Mont, France. 11-year-old Jordan Brown, a student at South Lebanon Elementary School is hoping to do his part and raise 100-thousand dollars for the effort. His mom, Yasmin, says Jordan is selling olive green bracelets -- bearing Winters' famous phrase: Hang Tough. "It means so much to a lot of people. I mean, I've even had people already that either themselves or someone they know are battling cancer and they've wanted to get the wristband for that reason," she says. "So, I think it's got a great message that not only relates back to Major Winters, but also it is just as valuable and true today." Brown says she's already had inquiries from people around the world and jokes the family's going to be busy this summer mailing the bracelets out. The statue will be designed to honor the leadership of all U.S. military officers during the invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944. The statue could be in place by 2012.

To purchase a Hang Tough wristband send a check with a donation of $1 or more (and an additional $3 to $5 for shipping) to:

Dick Winters Monument Fund

P.O. Box 40

Cornwall,  PA 17016

These purchases are NOT tax deductible.

Tax-deductible donations to the project can be made to:
The Rhode Island PBS Foundation
c/o Kathryn Larsen
RIPBS
50 Park Lane
Providence, RI 02907

In the memo line of the check indicate: Richard Winters Leadership Project -- 6644

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