harley9158 (harley9158) wrote in capturing_skeet,
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Thank You, Jericho

http://harleysmusings.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/thank-you-jericho/

I recently re-watched Jericho (again) on Netflix and immediately experienced a wide range of emotions.  I was angry that CBS canceled this show despite a solid fan base.  I was disappointed that I would not get to see where the group of creative forces behind this amazing show could take us.  I was sad that my Jericho family was no longer visiting my home on a weekly basis.  And, I was grateful... yes, grateful.

I found myself being more thankful than ever for all this show had been a part of... all the people who it had brought into my life.

A simple common interest brought together inspiring friendships that have endured time and distance... even time zones and continents.  We have dissolved language barriers and cultural differences.  We bond in spite of various religious backgrounds or lifestyle choices.  Political parties don't divide Jericho Rangers.  We've always been able to focus on that common ground we share.

I'm sure that the creators of Jericho could never have imagined how big an impact their show would have on so many people's lives.

They couldn't possibly have known that I would have been going through such a rough time in my life that would only lead to more desperation as time continues.  They couldn't have known that the friendships of the people brought together by their show would create such an amazing support group for me... and, others.  They couldn't have ever imagined that the compassion and kindness of this group of fans would give me so much hope and encouragement to keep fighting my battles... to keep surviving... one day after the next.

I'm sure that they also had no idea just how generous and giving these fans would be as so many others would fall into a time of need.

JR4OT (Jericho Rangers for our Troops) raised over $40,000 in just three years for military families, food banks, and disaster victims.  Let me say that amount again... just in case you didn't catch it.  That's over $40,000!  How amazing is that?!?!  About half of that amount ($20,667) was donated to the Greensburg, KS tornado victims.  Other efforts included several thousands of dollars for Food Banks, and school supplies for the children of our military families.  Jericho DVD's and Jericho Comics have also been shipped to our deployed soldiers by the several hundreds.

Sadly, JR4OT is no longer in operation.  However, that has not stopped those same good people from continuing to donate in the name of Jericho.  Their most current efforts at giving to those in need can be found here:  http://help.feedingamerica.org/site/TR?pg=fund&fr_id=1140&pxfid=5420.  Please help if you can.

So, as you can see, there is a lot to be grateful for.  I not only appreciate the true blessings of pure friendship and love from these beautiful souls... I also am very thankful that so many people in their time of need were able to find help... even just a little... during a time when it becomes increasingly more and more difficult to find help of any kind at all.  And, as always, I am so very proud for all the continued support for our troops.

Thank you, Junction Entertainment, Creators, Producers (Stephen Chbosky, Josh Schaer, Jonathan E. Steinberg, Jon Turteltaub, Carol Barbee, Karim Zreik, Keira Morrisette, Dan Shotz, Rick Tunell, Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia, Jack Clements, Michael Ostrowski, Nancy Won, Mike Kelley, Dan O'Shannon, Frank Military, Joy Gregory, Rob Fresco, John Peter Kousakis, John McNamara, Ellen Herman, Basil Moore-Asfouri), Music, Cinematography, Film Editing, Casting, Production Design, Art Direction, Set Decoration, Costume Design, Makeup, Production Management, Assistant Directors, Art, Sound, Special Effects, Visual Effects, Stunts, Camera and Electrical, Costume and Wardrobe, Editorial, Transportation, and all Other Crew for so skillfully and brilliantly putting together a show that still intrigues and demands thought and discussion.  Thank you to all the Actors that so sincerely and creatively brought to life characters that still evoke so much raw emotion.

Thank you, Jericho, for being a show that even years after cancellation, still NEEDS to be fought for.

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