Free Advance Screening

The Tennessee State Museum and Nashville Public Television present a free advance screening of DEBT OF HONOR

A preview screening of a new documentary film by six-time Emmy Award-winning director Ric Burns will be held on Sunday, November 8, at 2 p.m. at the Tennessee State Museum. Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History examines the way in which the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history, beginning in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War and continuing through today’s conflicts in the Middle East.

This event is in partnership with Nashville Public Television (NPT) and is free to the public. Following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion highlighting local stories of disabled veterans led by Dr. Lisa Budreau, the museum’s senior curator of military history.

Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History, will premiere on NPT on Tuesday, November 10, at 8 p.m., as part of PBS’ Stories of Service.

Debt of Honor is a poignant tribute to the history of disabled veterans in the U.S., an unflinching portrait of the realities of warfare and disabilities. The program features illuminating interviews with some of the country’s most prominent disabled veterans, including U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (Illinois); former U.S. Senator and 

Veterans Affairs Administrator Max Cleland (Georgia); former Garrison Commander of Fort Belvoir, Col. Gregory Gadson; and actor, motivational speaker and Iraq War Army veteran J.R. Martinez. Gadson, a double amputee veteran of the war in Iraq who shares his experiences on camera, calls Debt of Honor, “one of the most accurate and balanced productions I have ever seen. It should be mandatory viewing for all high school civics classes.”

“The goal of this film is to try to understand the realities and challenges that disabled veterans have faced throughout history and continue to face today,” says Burns. “There is a real necessity to bridge the gap between civilians and those who have served in the military. It is our hope that the film will encourage a candid discussion in communities across the country, and create understanding and awareness of the sacrifices involved in military service.”

Lois Pope, a noted philanthropist and the film’s underwriter, says, “This film is about the human costs of war. It should serve to remind and educate all of us about the courageous men and women who have sacrificed parts of their bodies and minds fighting for our country.”

Panelist:

Kelly Ambrosi Wolgast, DNP, MSS, RN, FACHE
Assistant Professor, Director of MSN in Healthcare Leadership

Dr. Wolgast is an Assistant Professor in the MSN in Healthcare Leadership. Prior to arriving at Vanderbilt in August 2011, she served 26 years on Active Duty in the United States Army as an Army Nurse and retired as a Colonel. Her experiences include earning the Bronze Star for combat experience as Deputy Commander and Chief Nurse in Afghanistan, a deployment in support of Hurricane Katrina relief operations in New Orleans, serving as a Hospital Commander, and serving as the Senior Nurse Executive of the US Army Medical Command. Kelly has many years of executive nursing and healthcare leadership experience and has a strong background in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Kelly earned her Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from Penn State University, a Masters of Science in Nursing (Administration and Education) from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (Executive Nurse Leadership) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Zachary Bell

Zachary Bell served with the First Battalion, Sixth Marines, from 2007-11 as an infantry rifleman, deploying twice to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife and two children and works for a nonprofit veterans’ organization, Courage Beyond as an Outreach Specialist.  He also serves as a contributor to the Huffington Post.  Follow him @zacharybell.

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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
tn4me