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Posted on: November 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] War Stories, a Veterans Documentary

War Stories

The Town of Smithtown to premiere “War Stories” a Special Documentary Focusing on the Local Veterans who Served Throughout War Time in Protection of the American way of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Town of Smithtown will premiere its Veterans Documentary, entitled War Stories, on Sunday, November 21st at 6pm at the Smithtown Center for Performing Arts on Main Street. The documentary focuses on local residents who enlisted to serve in the US Armed Forces during war time, from World War II to Present Day. 

“I’m forever grateful to the men and women all across the Country who have served in our US Armed Forces. This began as an interview process, so we could document and preserve the stories of patriotism, camaraderie and strength of our brave hometown heroes, for future generations. But it has become so much more. This is our way of saying Thank You for Your Service to our local heroes… for we owe them everything.” - Supervisor Ed Wehrheim 

Tickets are free and members of the public are encouraged to attend the premiere to show support and gratitude for the Men and Women within our community who served in protection of our Nation’s freedoms. Residents are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for donation, which will be delivered to the United Veterans Beacon House Pantry. 

The Town began production of the Veterans documentary, interviewing service members from World War II, through to modern day conflicts. Filming for the documentary began in 2019 on Veterans Day, November 19th. The film is dedicated in memory of two World War II Veterans; Eddy Reddy and Howard Laderwager, who were filmed for the Documentary, but have recently passed away. 

Smithtown Center for Performing Arts is located at 2 E Main Street, Smithtown New York. 

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