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Gaston Arts Council

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My Military Memories

My Military Memories a Gaston Arts Council project to document the stories of Gaston County Veterans from all branches of service. We’re using the Arts (film/storytelling) as a tool to provide the Veterans with an outlet to express themselves and share their stories.  To date over 20 Gaston County Veterans have received DVD copies of their story.

Currently, the stories are documented in 1 of 2 ways:
(1) Film the individual personal story and then provide each interviewee with a personal copy of a DVD of their interview to share with their posterity.
(2) Through the medium of writing, Gaston Arts Council has enlisted the assistance of literary artists (writers, spoken word artists, authors and poets) to work with the Veterans to compose their story in a written format.

Much of the filming took place at Memorial Hall the American Legion 23 military museum in Gastonia as well as at continuing care retirement facilities to accommodate the Veterans who are unable to travel to Memorial Hall.

Our ultimate goal is document as many stories as possible and to one day create a documentary.  Creating a documentary is a huge feat and financial and production support would be greatly appreciated.

For more information contact our office at (704) 853-2787.


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