Americans At War: A Tribute In Film
August 10, 2011
A nation conceived in war harbors a keen awareness of the costs borne by those who take up arms in her name. From its fragile beginnings under the generalship of a gentleman farmer from Virginia, the United States has found willing Americans of every generation ready to answer their nation’s call to service. We now invite your participation in a call to recognition and gratitude.
For nearly a century now, the American film industry has engaged some of its greatest talents in bringing the American war experience to life on film. Relying on the inherent excitement of combat to enthrall and entertain generations of American moviegoers, Hollywood filmmakers have used the war genre over time to inform, inspire, and challenge their audiences. At their best, however, these films offer us something else: a collective opportunity to simply bear witness – vivid witness – to the profound sacrifices of those who serve in our name.
As part of the MCPL Veterans Salute 2011, the North Independence Branch is proud to honor our military veterans with a film series exploring the experiences of those who served over the last 100 years. Americans at War: A Tribute in Film will run for five consecutive Thursday evenings and includes a film covering each of our major military engagements since WWI. We will see first-hand how the war film genre has grown and matured over time, as filmmakers strived to depict the realities of war and the essence of the combat veteran’s world. Please join us for a night at the movies in tribute to the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.
Film Series: Americans at War
A Tribute in Film
Thursday, September 15th
Pork Chop Hill
Thursday, September 22nd
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
Thursday, September 29th
Saving Private Ryan
Thursday, October 6th
Thursday, October 13th
There will be limited seating available, so please register online or by call us at 816-252-0950.
North Independence Branch