Rep. Perlmutter Celebrates National Women’s History Month with Veterans History Project Donation Ceremony & Screening

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Washington, DC, March 26, 2015 | comments

In honor of National Women’s History Month, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) today formally submitted a Veterans History Project documentary, Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor, to the Library of Congress.  The 50-minute film, produced by students and faculty at Front Range Community College (FRCC), presents the stories of nine Colorado women veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

I'm so proud of the hard work the students and faculty at Front Range Community College put in to produce this powerful and moving film,” said Rep. Perlmutter.  “The history of these Colorado women veterans is the history of our nation.  These women warriors served our country with courage, resilience and honor.  I'm grateful their stories will be shared with the public and forever preserved for the history of our country at the Library of Congress.”

Two students who worked on the film, Stephanie Burkart and Tricia Mentor, joined the ceremony and provided remarks about the making of the film and what they learned during the process.  A history professor at Front Range Community College, Dr. Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant, wrote the script for the film and also participated in the program.

The film illustrates the evolution of women serving in our military through their personal stories, comparing their military experiences, and how they supported combat operations during each of those wars. This film is the third film produced by Perlmutter's office as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 as a way to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

         

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