Honoring America’s military veterans while educating youth about Americanism, was the objective at the premiere showing of a short, 40-minute film "Heroes Not Forgotten – An Americanism Film" at the American Legion, Saul-Bridges Post 13, 229 Lake Ella Drive, on Feb. 26.
The film depicts how a ghostly night-time encounter with a military honor guard, in a military cemetery on a July 4th night, affects the lives of three kids and family members.
Interwoven with patriotism, comedy, drama, and a quest, the kids learn aspects of Americanism during their encounter with the military honor guard that night and with their parents and the cemetery historian the following day.
The Tallahassee based nonprofit Heroes Not Forgotten produced the film with assistance from over 100 sources, including private individuals, businesses, and organizations, i.e., Leon County Schools; Tallahassee’s AMVETS Post 1776 and American Legion, Saul-Bridges Post 13; local and out-of-state private businesses and individuals.
The film's all-volunteer production team was comprised of military veterans, relatives of veterans and other who wish to honor veterans. This production team consisted of "nonprofessional," volunteer filmmakers.
Shortly after the premiere showing, HNF will post the film on YouTube.com by its title "Heroes Not Forgotten - An Americanism Film."
HNF will then embark on a nationwide film marketing campaign to notify various military organization, legislators, state school systems, news outlets, youth groups and religious organizations of the film's availability on YouTube.com.
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