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Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas to Present Documentary Honoring Ex-POWs

posted May 22, 2012, 1:32 PM by Andrew Hagopian
Mint Hill, NC, May 18, 2012 — The Armed Forces Museum & Archives of the Carolinas (AFMAC) will present a documentary honoring ex-prisoners of war at three venues. On Saturday, May 26 at the Mint Hill Historical Society’s Ashcraft Schoolhouse (part of the Carl J. McEwen Historic Village), 7601 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, showings are at 9:30 a. m. and 10:30 a. m. (space is limited). Other showings are Saturday, May 26 at 3:00 p. m. at the Morrison Regional Library and on Wednesday, May  30th at 7:00 p. m. at the South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Road. All showings are free and open to the public.

 The video, entitled Honoring Our Heroes- The American POW Experience. WWII 1939-1949, is a 30-minute broadcast-quality documentary about the POW experience and is dedicated to honoring, preserving, and sharing the courage and sacrifices of our local WWII heroes, many of whom live in our community.

 AFMAC, a world-class museum scheduled to break ground in Mint Hill in 2014, will be unique in that it will honor all five branches of the United States military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. When completed, visitors will experience an educational showcase of 250 years of military history combined with the home front support and sacrifices that have made our nation great. Details and donation information can be seen at

Andrew Hagopian,
May 22, 2012, 1:32 PM