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19 November 18th, 2013 General Hospital To Feature Storyline With U.S. Veteran In Upcoming Episodes As Part of ABC’s “Home For The Holidays” Campaign!

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General Hospital will take part in ABC’s Home for Holidays campaign kicking off today.  On GH, look for the soap to incorporate a storyline featuring a U.S. Veteran in its upcoming episodes!

But this initiative from ABC is far reaching throughout all of its programming as the holidays near.  ABC Primetime Series will feature veterans in cameo roles and/or as part of storylines in upcoming episodes of Modern Family, and Last Man Standing ,and The Neighbors is offering a veteran the opportunity to shadow one of their directors while Daytime’s The View and The Chew will lend their support through various themed episodes throughout the holiday season.  ABC News is joining the initiative across all of their programming throughout November and December.

As part of ABC’s annual Home for the Holidays campaign and in support of Disney’s company – wide “Heroes Work Here” initiative, which served as the foundation for a recent Veteran’s hiring event at Walt Disney World featuring a keynote address by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, ABC will honor our military veterans with several new elements this year by premiering five short films written, directed, and produced by U.S. Veterans highlighting the creative work from our military servicemen and women.

Five talented U.S. Veterans with aspirations to work in the entertainment industry were selected to create digital short films which will be thematically centered around U.S. Veterans coming home this holiday season.  As part of the initiative, these five U.S. Veteran storytellers and their short films will be mentored throughout the creative process by experienced creative teams from some of ABC’s most   successful series. The five short films will begin to debut on ABC.com today!

In addition, Grammy award winning group, Lady Antebellum will record a cover of Kenny Loggins “Celebrate Me Home” which will be the official anthem of ABC’s Home for the Holidays.

So, how will GH work a U.S Veteran into their storylines?  What do you think of ABC’s Home for the Holidays campaign?

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  1. TheHugoBoss says:

    Perhaps TJ’s dad isn’t actually dead after all??? And Shawn and TJ are finally getting their own story.

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    Chris replied

    Shawn is a war veteran on the show, so maybe he’s getting in own storyline pretty soon!

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  2. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    This is great…we should always honor our vets and not just around the holidays but everyday…

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    heidi replied

    Well said!!!

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  3. su0000 says:

    All that will help our honored Vets, I give two thumbs up!!!
    I am delighted to see this happening..

    All veterans are Hero’s and should be supported in reaching their chosen carers !

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  4. Gh lover says:

    I think t.j mom’s should come and takl to TJ about his dad …..Now who should play his mom?? VICTORIA ROWELL!!! Take that Y&Dull!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I wouldve prefered Debbie Morgan as his mom…but a Victoria Rowel casting would make great publicity too…

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  5. Rodd says:

    A very positive move in the right direction. Thank you.

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  6. donny says:

    This is bs. Who cares? Innocent people are getting killed everyday. Send the troops home now. we want our soaps back. not this bs crap.

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  7. brian says:

    Wish OLTL was coming home for the holidays.

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  8. Johnny says:

    I feel that any attempt by this show to do any type of public service is in poor taste at best and completely ludicrous at worst. This is a show that features a war veteran who now is a murderer for hire. Not because he has to…he wants to. He enjoys it…he needs it. He threatens to shove a man’s hand into a deep fryer and does it with a look of glee on his face. This is a show that glorifies violence of all kinds. The “heroes” on this show are thugs, mobsters and murderers. This is similar to when ABC marketed a Todd the Rapist Doll. Does anyone in charge watch these shows??

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    brian replied

    So true… and the Todd the Rapist Doll is quite a collectors item now.

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    k/kay replied

    Hey Brian I thought they banned that Todd doll?

    su0000 replied

    This us where people in good mental separate the fiction from reality, the Vet being honored, given a day to act to dream, is reality :)

    What is being done is for vets who want to be in the entertainment industry to work have a chance others can only dream of having…
    A great opportunity for them.

    re-read,,

    ABC is far reaching throughout all of its programming as the holidays near. ABC Primetime Series will feature veterans in cameo roles and/or as part of storylines in upcoming episodes of Modern Family, and Last Man Standing ,and The Neighbors is offering a veteran the opportunity to shadow one of their directors while Daytime’s The View and The Chew will lend their support through various themed episodes throughout the holiday season. ABC News is joining the initiative across all of their programming throughout November and December.

    the talented U.S. Veterans with aspirations to work in the entertainment industry were selected to create digital short films which will be thematically centered around U.S. Veterans coming home this holiday season. As part of the initiative, these five U.S. Veteran storytellers and their short films will be mentored throughout the creative process by experienced creative teams from some of ABC’s most successful series. The five short films will begin to debut on ABC.com today!

    these are real vets doing real things in their real lives, I’m very happy for them! I hope the 5 go on to great things through this opportunity

  9. Tim says:

    Sabrina has a heart of gold, have her come upon a Vet, down on HER luck and help her find work at GH.

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  10. PatF says:

    Huh….didn’t YR just have two episodes revolving around our vets. GH seems like they are playing catch up?

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  11. robert says:

    Didn’t Y&R just do that. It sound like they are copying CBS daytime.

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    Mary SF replied

    These things take time to plan so it is doubtful they copied them. It might have been CBS who caught wind of what ABC/D was planning months ago and they made sure they got a mini version out before ABC’s could air— who knows. Also, I am not American, but hasn’t this been a pet cause of the first lady for a while, perhaps she or her people contacted studios asking them to do something during November holiday season and both CBS and ABC took up the call. Whatever happened I think in this case even someone copied another no should mind.

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  12. janet says:

    The vet suffering on GH from the war, Is now a vicious killer ? Some celebration. GMAB.

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