Montgomery College Television (MCTV) will present the world premiere screening of its video documentary Honor and Gratitude: Chronicles of Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans on March 23 in the Cultural Arts Center on the College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
The documentary was produced by Emmy-award winning directors Dan Rankin (MCTV) and Barbara Grunbaum (County Cable Montgomery). The 70-minute film tells the stories of seven military veterans from Montgomery County, including a prisoner of war, who served in Vietnam. Three of the veterans featured are Montgomery College alumni.
The film continues the Montgomery College tradition of recognizing veterans — embodied today by our longstanding Combat2College program that provides academic and social support services for students who are veterans. The program fosters a welcoming environment for veterans and service members who are transitioning into college, while adapting the skills they developed from military training and combat experience.
A reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 followed by the screening at 2 p.m. and a panel discussion with some of the veterans featured in the film. All students, faculty, and members of the community are invited to attend. Admission is free but a reservation is requested.