Letters Home to Hero Street Screening and Discussion with Actors
Monday, September 21, 2015
Moline Public Library starting at 6:00 p.m.
Letters Home to Hero Street tells the story of eight soldiers lost to war, all one-time residents of 2nd Street in Silvis, better known to many of us as Hero Street USA.
Scheduled to appear include:
actors: Eric Juarez, Maya Chavez, Cindy Ramos and Josh Wielenga; plus producers Lora Adams, Kelly Rundle and Tammy Rundle.
On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam Screening and Discussion
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church starting at 6:00 p.m.
On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth.
Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home. Other stories deepen the narrative: in Greenlee County, Arizona, miners' children fought and died for their country in devastating proportions. Sisters and mothers took notice and action. A farmworker's son translated his military experience into a career before resigning in protest from his post on a local draft board. Learn more
WQPT Expands Stories of Service in Partnership
the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project
Friday, October 23, 2015
In partnerships with local media organizations and businesses, WQPT will lead the charge to capture 50 veteran stories this fall. Read more
All veterans are invited to share their stories.
Completed stories will be submitted to the Library of Congress for inclusion in the Veterans History Project.
"The programs (and content) featured as part of Stories of Service tell the compelling stories of those who have served and provide a deeper understanding of our nation's military history,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO.
"As America's storyteller, we hope to spark conversations in communities and give the public an opportunity to share their personal or family story of service through local events and programs. Across the public television community, stations will be creating their own content and providing resources to returning veterans and their families.” Learn more