Aolani Catamaran Sailing announces support in the making of “MURPH: The Movie”Posted on May 10th, 2012
As of this morning, Thursday May 10, there are 58 days left in the campaign to assist in fundraising the making of “MURPH: The Movie”, and so with just two months to go, we want to encourage you to get in on this project and support this soon to be documentary that will honor the epic life and story of Navy SEAL Lt Michael Patrick Murphy, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor but arguably, most importantly, an extremely driven and faithful friend, family member, and teammate.
Why are we, as a family and company, supporting the funding of this documentary? The answer may be simple though its roots are deep. We believe and support the determination of Lt Murphy’s life, his time served on the SEAL teams, and his fundamental passion in fighting for the country he loved. Political views and judgments aside, for this documentary is not about war or an individuals views on the subject, it is instead and more importantly being created not only because his story is epic, but because it is important that his story is shared with those who don’t yet know it, for it’s a story of selflessness and strength, and a great reminder of how this country became so epic in the first place; because individuals like Lt Murphy stepped up to the plate to make things happen, and that’s what the American spirit is all about.
As a small family owned business (well, hey, we don’t like to think of ourselves as that small but..), we appreciate stories like that of Murphy’s, because we’ve taken risks too, and though our stories have absolutely no comparison to his, they are of the same ideal and same ambition; the ideal that life is what you make of it, and Dad’s famous quote that “life is about the journey, not the destination”. If it weren’t for pops and his determination, our business would not exist and I would not be writing this. If it weren’t for people like Lt Murphy and the spirit that he held, our country wouldn’t be as great as it is so proudly claimed, for individuals like Murphy are what make this country strong. We are given a unique freedom here, often taken for granted; yet not by Murphy and not by those serving the country they believe in. Actions speak louder than words, I always say.
Therefor, political agendas aside, what we support is the character of this epic individual who willingly chose to give his life in the name of others, and in doing so, was awarded the United States military’s highest decoration, The Medal of Honor, for his actions in 2005 during the War in Afghanistan; the first member to receive the award in the United States Navy since the Vietnam War. Murphy served on the SEAL teams, also hitting home for us (literally), as we reside in Coronado, CA –the very place these boys are trained. We see some continue forward in their careers, and some move on to other paths, but what we see over and over again is the drive and determination to do more, and that is admirable in any facet of life – career or plain existence.
So, as the fundraising has begun for the making of this documentary titled “MURPH: The Movie”, we want you to know that we contributed, we support it, and we think you should, too; because this is the epic story of one persons life, and if one person can have such a profound affect .. we can all learn something in knowing just how.
That’s all for now, guys. Thanks for reading – feel free to leave us comments and feedback – we read each one. Special thanks and shout out to our troops who so selflessly serve each day.
You inspire us.
To find out more information on the project and how to support the fundraising of “MURPH: The Movie” – click on this link:
Current update from Producer and Director Scott Mactavish, Co-Producer Gary Williams, and Producer and Editor Dave Brown: “We’re funding the early stages of the film internally. We will soon move into the production and post-production phases and our expenses will grow exponentially, including but not limited to administration, travel, location shoots, editing, music, titles, effects, etc.”
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