The Journey Home - A tribute to Vietnam Veterans special showing

November 3, 2016
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - + Video –  All Vietnam Veterans and their families are invited to a special movie screening in St. George Thursday night free of charge. “The Journey Home” is a feature documentary acknowledging a welcome home to vietnam veterans who never received one during the nation’s divisive and hostile time.

This Vietnam 50th Commemorative Gift is given with gratitude from the State of Utah, Miller Family Foundation, Merit Medical and Questar Corporation. 

Each Vietnam Veteran will be given a free copy of the movie along with a book, “A Time to Honor: Stories of Service, Duty and Sacrifice.”  The national education and production of the book and documentary was entirely funded by Founding Partners;Executive Producers Al and Kathleen Gardner of Arizona, and Joe and Kathleen Sorenson of Utah.

The free showing of “The Journey Home” is at 5:30 pm at the Megaplex Theaters in the St. George Pineview Stadium, 2376 East Red Cliffs Drive, in St. George.

“What cannot be forgotten is the sacrifice of those who bravely served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War,” noted Gary Harter, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs. “On behalf of the state, we are eager to recognize every single Vietnam Veteran within our state borders.”

Utah is the first state to provide the gift, produced by Remember My Service (RMS) Productions in collaboration with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Naval Historical Foundation, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

“This is an heirloom gift that families will preserve and cherish as it encourages dialogue and understanding about their loved one’s service during Vietnam,” said Sharlene Hawkes, RMS President and Executive Producer.

Hawkes will be on hand during the showing handing out the free videos and books.

Both the book and documentary are free gifts to Utah’s Vietnam veterans. For more information about these gifts and how to receive one, please visit www.vietnam50gift.com or meal veterans@utah.gov.

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