Perlmutter, Westminster High School Premiere MEDIC!, a Veterans History Project Film

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Westminster, CO, May 24, 2016 | comments

Perlmutter, Westminster High School Premiere MEDIC!, a Veterans History Project Film

Film will be submitted to the Library of Congress to preserve veterans’ stories

On Friday, May 20th, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), in conjunction with Westminster High School, hosted the premiere of MEDIC!,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 Veterans History Project (VHP), a congressionally chartered project that works to preserve personal accounts of American war veterans.

“With 7.5 hours of interview footage, in-depth research, in-house graphics and animation, and its very own original musical score, this is truly a unique and significant piece of history that has been created,” said Rep. Perlmutter. “I believe highlighting and preserving our veterans’ stories is one of the many ways to recognize their service and sacrifice for our country. And I’m very appreciative of both the faculty and students at Westminster High School for taking on such a big project and of our veterans for sharing their important stories.”

Rep. 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. 

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.

The Veterans History Project is a congressionally chartered project and is part of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. 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

MEDIC!will be submitted to the Library of Congress 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/.

Click here to watch the trailer for MEDIC! or click here to watch the full documentary.

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