Honoring our heroes.

J.R. Martinez (Brot) has been selected to host the New Directions’ gala, Honoring Our Heroes, on November 7. The event will raise funds to assist New Directions, which provides life saving services to veterans, including transitional housing, substance abuse treatment, therapeutic care, vocational training, job placement and housing assistance.

Honoring Our Heroes will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and will honor graduates of the New Directions Program: U.S. Marine Corps veteran George Hill, director of the New Directions Choir, and U.S. Army veteran Jon Henri Matteau, who served in Afghanistan. The organization will also present two awards during the evening. A Media Hero Award will go to the ABC drama “Brothers and Sisters” for their realistic portrayal of an Iraqi War veteran played by Dave Annable. The other award, the Community Hero Award, will go to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips law firm for providing free legal services to New Directions veterans.

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