Boycott First Man
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First Man is a 2018 American film based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. The movie is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on October 12, 2018 by Universal Pictures.
It was recently reported that the film will not include a scene of Armstrong and Aldrin planting the American flag on the Moon. As a leading advocate for high-quality civics education, the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) is calling on patriotic Americans across the country to boycott the film and share their thoughts on this omission with Universal Pictures. Click here to contact Universal Pictures on Facebook.
Statement from Nick Adams, Founder & CEO of FLAG:
I guess I shouldn't be surprised when Hollywood types take a new opportunity to bash America. That's old news. But what's especially infuriating to me, as a recently-minted American originally from Australia, is to see someone like Ryan Gosling come down from Canada and try to "re-educate" Americans on an integral moment in American history. His attitude and that espoused by his movie are doing the worst kind of disservice to this history of America and the world. And as an American, this is my history, and I take that personally.
It was brave Americans like Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins who risked their lives to fly to the Moon. There were American flags emblazoned on their spacecraft and they planted an American flag on lunar ground. Yes, it was an achievement for all mankind, but carried out on mankind's behalf by intrepid Americans exercising the indomitable spirit that helped forge the greatest nation in the world. Nothing Ryan Gosling or any Hollywood playboy says can change that. I hope this movie inspires people to read about the true heroes - true American heroes - who made that epic journey.
About the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness:
FLAG’s mission is to educate Americans about the values and principles that make our nation exceptional. To achieve this mission, FLAG works to promote and provide high-quality civics education and preserve American values for generations to come. By providing kid-friendly versions of our founding documents, classroom visits, compelling guest speakers, captivating educational videos, and high-quality professional development programs, FLAG is equipping America’s teachers and students with everything they need to be informed and engaged patriots.
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