Gallup, New Mexico, named America's Most Patriotic Small Town, will honor the nation's veterans during a special afternoon event on Saturday, January 4.
The historic El Morro Theatre will screen three movies focusing on America's involvement in twentieth century conflicts, including the amazing documentary, "Pershing's Last Patriot." Narrated by Emmy® Award-winning actor Richard Thomas, this film chronicles the life of Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of World War I.
Filmmaker David DeJonge will participate in a meet and greet along with Chester Nez, sole survivor of the original twenty-nine Code Talkers of World War II. Mr. Nez will be signing and selling his book, "Code Talker." The public is invited to bring family photos of veterans and active duty personnel to recognize their service and sacrifice for America.
Tickets for this event are $8 and include admission to all of the day's events.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
2 pm film: "Johnny Got His Gun"
4 pm film: "Gallipoli"
6 pm Meet and Greet with David DeJonge and Chester Nez
7 pm film: "Pershing's Last Patriot"
Tickets for the day are available at Gallup Lumber, The UPS Store, Don Diego's Restaurant and the El Morro Theatre Ticket Office. For more information, please call the El Morro Theatre at (505) 726-0050.
WWI is also called the Great War -- when it started no one could possibly know that there would be another war as wide in scope and high in fatalities, engulfing the world in another conflagration.