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Voices of Korean War Veterans” Oral History Project

Laura Law-Millett, GI Film Festival Director

The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of Korean War Commemoration Committee and the GI Film Festival Are Now Accepting Submissions for the “Heroes Remembered: Voices of Korean War Veterans” Oral History Project

Washington, DC – Wednesday, October 10, 2012 High school students from throughout the United States, its territories, and Department of Defense (DoD) schools are now invited to submit their short videos to the DoD 60th Anniversary of Korean War Commemoration Committee (KW60) and the GI Film Festival (GIFF) to participate in a new educational outreach program, “Heroes Remembered: Voices of the Korean War.”

The Heroes Remembered program was created to encourage high school students to help preserve the stories of our Korean War Veterans.

“We hope that Korean War Veterans share their stories and experiences of the war, while educating younger generations about the lessons of the ‘Forgotten War,’” said Col David J. Clark, Director, DoD 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee.

Students should create a 3-5 minute documentary or narrative video that shares the stories of veterans from the Korean War. All entries must come from students attending high school in the USA and its territories or a DoD school. To submit, students are to use the submission link found on the GI Film Festival website, http://tinyurl.com/8kc5cwc.

“We are excited to see what students will submit. Their submissions will help KW60 catalog stories of Korean War Veterans from every corner of the country,” said Brandon L. Millett, co-founder and President of the GI Film Festival. “We expect that the lives of both the students and Veterans will be changed forever because of this experience.”

Please visit www.gifilmfestival.com/rememberingkorea to learn more about the initiative “Heroes Remembered: Voices of the Korean War.”

Korean War Veterans from across the United States are encouraged to participate. The submission period for the program runs from October 10, 2012 to February 10, 2013.

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