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WSRE Announces Free Film Screening of “They Were Our Fathers”

Posted by Mary Riker on

9 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at the National Naval Aviation Museum

WHO: WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast
Written, produced and directed by Jill Hubbs; edited by James Roy; photography direction by Ted King.

WHAT: “THEY WERE OUR FATHERS” Free Preview Screening
More than 20,000 children lost their dads in Vietnam. Members of Sons and Daughters in Touch—a group formed in 1990 to locate, unite and support America’s Gold Star children who lost their fathers in service during the Vietnam War—gather in the nation’s capital every five years on Father's Day to honor their fathers, reflect on their common grief and support one another, like no one else can. As told in this new WSRE documentary production, their stories serve as powerful testimonies about the true cost of war.

NOTE: See attached news release. Visit to watch the trailer.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Show starts at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Naval Aviation Memorial Giant Screen Theater National Naval Aviation Museum
1750 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola

WHY: This free film screening offers the opportunity to be among the first to see WSRE’s new documentary film about the military children who grew up without their dads to become men and women still searching for answers about a war which divided the nation and changed their lives forever.

HOW: Admission is free. Guests are asked to enter NAS Pensacola through the West Gate via Blue Angel Parkway. 

Media Relations Contact:
Mary Riker