I promised you, the reader of this newspaper, to provide a schedule of the World War II trilogy the Blanco Pioneer Museum will be showing and here it is:
1. The Americans on D-Day showing will be Tuesday, August 7, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and a second showing will be Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Length of movie 60 minutes.
2. The Americans on Hell’s Highway showing will be Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and a second showing will be Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Length of movie 60 minutes
3. The Americans in the Bulge showing will be Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm and a second showing will be Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Length of movie 90 minutes.
All of these movies will be shown at the Blanco Library in their large conference room. The movies are now free to all residents of Blanco County due to a generous patron. The Blanco Pioneer Museum will furnish popcorn and drinks for a donation for your added enjoyment. These movies are considered family-friendly movies but, as always, parents should be present with children. These movies are also part of an educational initiative called “Operation Ignite,” which is used in some schools to educate American youth about World War II. Below is a commentary from the Charleston County Library about their screening:
I planned a screening of The Americans on D-Day at the Charleston County Library to commemorate this historic day and pay tribute to those that served. In watching the film ahead of time, I grew more and more excited about the event because I knew I would be offering our patrons something far more than an ordinary documentary about World War II. The film transports the viewers to that day and allows you to see the battle through the eyes of those that were there. Accounts from both American and German veterans remind you of the very dear price paid by all involved. After the screening, one of the attendees said he had been to Normandy, had seen every film about World War II, and studied military history extensively, and this was the best representation of the events of D-Day that he had ever come across. I am already getting calls asking when I will be screening the next film in the Americans’ Road to Victory trilogy.