The Weight of Honor Screening

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Name: The Weight of Honor Screening
Date: May 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
You are invited to join The City of Independence, a Hidden Heroes City, The Elizabeth Dole Foundation and Caregivers on the Homefront for an intimate look at the journey of military and veteran caregivers. Included in the free event is a resource fair, appetizers and beverages as well as a question and answer panel after the screening with Gina Hill, who is one of the caregivers in the film, and other local veteran caregivers. Operation Gratitude will be in the house for the evening with a special gift for any veteran caregiver that comes out! The Mobile Vet Center bus will also be on hand! THE WEIGHT OF HONOR is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the lives of the caregivers and families of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The film’s subjects are five spouses and one mother 1 who give a rare glimpse into their lives, as everyone grapples with finding a ‘new normal’ after the devastating effects of war time injuries. Filmed over five years, in many states, this journey reveals the thoughts and struggles of the caregivers tasked with the 24/7 care of once able-bodied and self-assured sons and husbands, but are now dependent on others. The life of the caregiver is often unsung and hidden. THE WEIGHT OF HONOR reveals disrupted lives, ongoing uncertainties, and the courage and strength of these women as they make a new home during the most calamitous time of their lives. Included are key interviews with veterans who are now serving in congress and experts who give their insight into the new reality of what it means for a wounded warrior to come home. Hidden Heroes Cities To inspire participation, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation established Hidden Heroes Cities, a growing network of cities and counties dedicated to streamlining services to military caregivers and sharing best practices.
Pharaoh Cinema 4 114 W Maple Ave Independence, MO 64050
Date/Time Information:
Wed, May 29, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
Contact Information:
Shawn Moore