First of all, thank you for your interest, encouragement, and for making this journey possible. We have much to report!
The virtual world premiere of I Married the War was met with great success, in spite of some unexpected technical glitches. But everyone was very forgiving, reassuring us that glitches are a normal part of our virtual lives. The event was a fundraiser for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and you wonderful people contributed nearly $600.00 which went to support their goal of “an America where military (and veteran) caregivers are empowered, appreciated, and recognized for their service to our nation.” Thank you!
The response afterwards has been extremely gratifying. From our long-time friend, Margo Metegrano, “What a triumph! Memories of last night’s event will stay with me for a long time. The film is so rich that there is much to gain from seeing it more than once. The sacrifices of both these women and their men are such studies in duty, dignity, and the power of love. Even with all of the pain, the stories of survival are ennobling. May your efforts touch many and be an agent of change.” Thank you, Margo, and we hope so too.
And now we’re off to West Jefferson, North Carolina on Tuesday where a special salute to veterans and families will include screenings of both I Married the War and our previous documentary, Bravo! Common Men, Uncommon Valor. Here is the flyer with all the details. We are delighted to say that Francine Jones from I Married the War, and her husband Bruce Jones, a Vietnam Veteran who survived the 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh, will be in attendance. We would love to see you there, at this North Carolina premiere of both films, sponsored by the Ashe County Public Library. Please help us reach out by inviting anyone you know in the area.
ANNOUNCING: We promised to announce when and where the film would be available for purchase, and today’s the day! We now have DVDs available, as well as a streaming option at Vimeo. Please take a look at our DVD/Stream page on the website here. And consider gifting a DVD to the spouse of a combat veteran, a mental health professional, a library, or anyone else who will benefit from seeing it.
Last but not least, we ask you to take part in the future journey of I Married the War by suggesting whom we should approach about the film’s availability so it goes to where it’s needed most. Where do you get your news? What groups do you belong to? Who needs this film the most?
Please stay tuned for more news, and thank you again and again for your undying support.