Special screening of WWII documentary for Veterans Day
MONTEREY, Calif. — An award-winning documentary about efforts to give World War II veterans the trip of a lifetime is being shown in a free Veterans Day screening in Monterey.
“Honor Flight: One Last Mission” depicts a race against the clock by volunteers to fly thousands of veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.
The “enormously moving” film, wrote a critic for the Los Angeles Times, “provides a deft snapshot of a worthy nonprofit group as well as a profound tribute to America’s brave, often unsung World War II veterans.”
The film will be shown at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11 at Westland House, 100 Barnet Segal Lane, Monterey. The screening is hosted by Community Hospital’s Hospice of the Central Coast, which participates in We Honor Vets, a national program focused on end-of-life services for veterans and their families. A discussion of the film will follow the screening and light refreshments will be provided. To register, please call (831) 649-7758.
More information about the film is available at www.honorflightthemovie.com.
ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at http://www.chomp.org/