Oct 31, 2012

Veterans documentary shown at M-U Library

WEST MILTON – The Milton-Union Public Library is proud to host a screening of V-Day 11.11.11 on Nov. 8, 6 p.m. This powerful documentary, released in May, honors our nation’s veterans and the families of fallen heroes.

The film includes a round table discussion of five veterans from different branches and eras of the military while volunteer photojournalists followed others in their communities across the U.S. on Nov. 11, 2011. Producer John Coheen is an instructor at Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Communication. As a veteran, he wanted to commemorate the sacrifices of our military men and women. His desire was to give veterans and their families an opportunity to speak about their experiences during their time spent in service.

Some of the 15 narratives included are of Civil War medal of honor recipient Frederick Anderson, Bennie Jefferies talking about his time as a tail gunner, Geoffrey Steiner who plants trees in memory of fallen soldiers, and military working dog (MWD) Eli who was retired after losing his handler LCpl. Colton Rusk to sniper fire in Afghanistan. Milton-Union High School band director Ron Duncan concludes this documentary with his view of why the playing of taps is so important. Beginning his military career in the Marines, Duncan now serves in the Indiana Army National Guard and plays for military funerals in the area.

The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton, and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit the library, call 698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org.

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