‘Operation Grateful’ Begins Labor Day Weekend

August 25, 2008

Kicking off on Labor Day weekend, Danny Kamin will offer complimentary photography sessions to families of soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Titled Operation Grateful, this endeavor was sparked by what Kamin characterizes as his personal frustration with waning support for U.S. troops. The son of a former naval lieutenant in World War II, Kamin is an actor, attorney and award-winning photographer.

Kamin’s team encompasses professionals who are also donating their business services, including James Harithas, owner of The Station Museum of Contemporary Art, and one of America’s most highly respected international authorities on contemporary art; Andre Leeder, president of Griffin Creative; Steve Hogan, owner of Houston Photo Imaging; Dr. Henry Oles, inventor of the laser virtual background; David Marsden, owner of Houston’s Camera Co-Op; Bruce Price, president of Nebraska’s Marathon Press; and Elizabeth Fordham, founding principal of Quill & Ink marketing and public relations.

“My passion behind Operation Grateful mirrors the words of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,’” said Kamin.

Families in Texas and beyond are invited to participate in the no-cost photography portrait sessions, which include both the photo shoot and a free color 8” x 10” photograph packaged in a graphics-enhanced folder, which will then be sent to their deployed family members in Iraq and Afghanistan. The web site explaining the program and for families to register for their portraits is www.operationgrateful.com

Operation Grateful begins Aug. 30 and runs indefinitely by contacting Kamin toll-free at 888-878-5811 or daniel@operationgrateful. com. Photographs will be taken at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art (www.stationmuseum.com), which is currently featuring an exhibit titled Defending Democracy, at 1502 Alabama in the Midtown District.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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