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From the PBS online description of the documentary HALLOWED GROUNDS
Many people are aware of the famous American military cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, site of one of the D-Day landings in 1944. But few know there are twenty-one other American military cemeteries in eight different countries memorializing those who were not brought back to the United States after World War I and World War II. Each of these commemorative places is powerful and unique, and has is own stories to tell.
From my blog www.MrsLieutenant.blogspot.com:
Thursday, May 21, 2009
HALLOWED GROUNDS Documentary Tells the Amazing Story of the U.S. Military Cemeteries in Foreign Lands
Nancy Brown of YourMilitary.com and I were privileged to each screen the documentary HALLOWED GROUNDS before interviewing Glenn Marcus on our BlogTalkRadio show.
HALLOWED GROUNDS was directed by Emmy Award-winner Robert Uth and produced and written by Robert Uth and Glenn Marcus. And it will be shown by PBS stations on Memorial Day (see local PBS listings or the website of the American Battle Monuments Commission for show information).
Neither Nancy — a former Marine — nor I — a former Mrs. Lieutenant — had any idea how many foreign military cemeteries the U.S. maintains.
And for me one of the most compelling parts of the documentary is the historical footage that explains the battles in World War I and II that led to the creation of the specific cemeteries. And this footage includes the stories of nurses who gave their lives in the fighting.
Another compelling part is how grateful the citizens of those countries we liberated still are today. They bring schoolchildren to the cemeteries to teach what the Americans sacrificed to free their countries.
Listen to the interview with Glenn Marcus now and then act on Glenn Marcus’ words — every day we should remember our veterans and be grateful for their service that defends our liberty.