SDPB to Screen New Documentary on Disabled Veterans at Sioux Falls DAV

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SDPB will hold a special pre-screening of the new film Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, Friday (October 30), beginning at 6pm at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Sioux Falls.

The event includes a discussion on the significance of writing and recording the personal stories and reflections of veterans. The discussion will be led by Lori Walsh, a Marine veteran and journalist, and James Borchert, an Army veteran and Sioux Falls library branch manager. The discussion is presented by the Veterans Writing Project, a non-profit that provides no-cost writing seminars for veterans and their adult family members.

A co-production of PBS and Washington, DC’s public media station WETA, Debt of Honor takes an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability through interviews with prominent disabled veterans, including Representative Tammy Duckworth, former Georgia Senator Max Cleland and former Commander of Fort Belvoir, Gregory Gadson.

The film traces the history of disabled veterans in America from the time of the Revolution down through the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – exploring significant transformations in the nature of battlefield injury, medical treatment and survival rates; as well as federal policy and social and cultural attitudes towards disabled veterans. Debt of Honor will air Tuesday, November 10, at 8pm (7MT) on SDPB TV.
 
Area veterans are encouraged to write, record and share their stories as part of the event, some of which will be shared on SDPB’s Stories of Service webpage.
 
This event is made possible through partnerships with the South Dakota Humanities Council and WETA.

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