A colorful display of 2011 Chevrolet Camaros stopped at Findlay Chevrolet recently for a special show that came with an important statement.
Spearheaded by actor Kevyn Major Howard, Rafterman of "Full Metal Jacket" fame, the array of vehicles entitled 9/11 Angel Camaros visits cities across the nation delivering the message "Yes Sir, No Sir, Please and Thank You" while saluting the survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the soldiers of Iraq and Afghanistan, along with the nation's law enforcement officers , missing children and homeless veterans.
Included among the 3,000 names on the vehicles is that of Barbara Edwards, a Las Vegas schoolteacher who lost her life on American Airlines Flight 77, which hit the Pentagon on that fateful day.
"This all started because I had an incredible father who taught me about compassion toward his fellow man while making a difference in the world," explained Howard, a 56-year-old native of Montreal who now lives in Los Angeles. " ... we have learned that the lives lost are many times barely recognized. I was one of those who was paying attention and wanted to bring back the values of yesteryear.
"... in today's society we have forgotten how to teach our children that when a man wears a police or military uniform, they should recognize those people. "
For Howard, the best way to bring attention to his cause was through the automobile industry.
"Everyone from 2 years old to 92 loves the automobile," Howard explained. "It's a great platform to pay respect and honor to those who served our country's freedom while also educating our nation's children."
The display will return to Findlay Chevrolet Tuesday and Wednesday.
To learn more, visit www.fueledbythe fallen.org or text the word "hero" to 91011 for a direct link to the website .
Findlay Chevrolet is between Rainbow and Jones boulevards on the Las Vegas Beltway in the southwest valley. For more information on the dealership, call 702-982-4000 or visit www.findlaychevy.com.