Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Maine War Front

Big Hollywood, GI Film Festival 2009 selection lineup (The GI Film Festival is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization and the only film festival in the nation to honor men and women in uniform):
Far away from the war, in Portland, Maine there are people who think about the war every day. They get up every morning, not with the thought of having to pay their mortgages or the thought of far away adventures, but theirs is the thought of continued service to their country – to give back in some small measure.

Whether it is 3 am in the morning or 3 pm in the afternoon, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, these volunteers get up and go out to make a difference in the lives of our departing and returning soldiers.

They see the faces of those deploying to war and the faces of those returning from war every day. They count their numbers and pay their respects in smiles, handshakes and hugs. Who are these dedicated men and women? They are the volunteer troop greeters in Portland, Maine and the subject of an emotionally revealing documentary, The Way We Get By. More...

I definitely want to see this. Be sure to read the background on this film at above link.

Crossposted at Jawa Report

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