Perlmutter, WHS Team Up to Produce MEDIC!, a Veterans History Project Film

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Westminster, CO, April 13, 2016 | comments

Perlmutter, WHS Team Up to Produce MEDIC!, a Veterans History Project Film
Film will premiere at WHS on May 20, in advance of Memorial Day

On Friday, May 20th, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), in conjunction with Westminster High School, will host the premiere of MEDIC!, a documentary film highlighting the stories of five brave veterans who served their country and their fellow veterans as combat medics. The film - produced by the faculty and students of Westminster High School – is part of the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project (VHP), a congressionally chartered project that works to collect, preserve and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans.

MEDIC! will be submitted to the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center so it can become a permanent part of the Library’s showcase. MEDIC! is the fourth VHP film that Perlmutter’s office has helped produce, the first with high school students. To learn about the Veterans History Project, visit https://www.loc.gov/vets/.

WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2016 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Joanna Ramsey Theatre at Westminster High School | 6933 Raleigh Street (Westminster)

WHO: U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), veterans who participated in the VHP film, and Westminster High School faculty and students

Congressman Perlmutter’s office has collaborated with local community colleges to produce three other Veterans History Project films. The first film, The Wars We Fought debuted on Veterans Day 2007. The second film, The Greatest Generation, Operation Detachment debuted on Veterans Day 2011. The third film, Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor, debuted on Memorial Day 2014. Click here for more information or to watch these documentaries.

In March of 2015, Perlmutter formally submitted the most recent VHP documentary, Women Warriors: A Vision of Valor, to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The 50-minute film, produced by students and faculty at Front Range Community College (FRCC), tells the stories of nine Colorado women veterans who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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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