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Charlton Heston Message To U.S. Troops

Thursday, April 10, 2003

April 10, 2003
Bill Powers (703) 299-9470

(Los Angeles) – Academy Award winning actor and civil rights activist Charlton Heston, and his wife Lydia, sent the following message of support to U.S. military troops:

"There is no duty more noble than that which has called you across the world in defense of freedom. Yours is a mission of hope and humanity for the oppressed. Rest assured that while pretend-patriots talk of supporting you, even as they condemn your noble cause, an unwavering vast majority of Americans share and take pride in your mission. You represent all that is good and right about America and are the true face of American patriotism. You walk in those same righteous footsteps of all those patriots who, before you, fought to preserve liberty for all. Our prayers and our personal gratitude are with you and your families.

May God Bless You, Charlton and Lydia Heston"

Members of the news media are encouraged to help spread Mr. and Mrs. Heston’s message of support to U.S. troops worldwide.

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