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Public Movie Showing: “We Are Stronger”
September 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 2 times
Presented as an outreach to Veterans and their families of the greater Fredericksburg area who may be dealing with PTSD/PTSD related issues.
On 25 August and 01 September, The American Legion Post 55 will host FREE showings of the movie “We Are Stronger”, a film that explores the personal and familial issues common among those of us who struggle with PTSD. Showing will begin at 7:00 pm and there will be time following each showing for discussion and for interested attendees to sign up for follow-on small groups.
There will be a one-week break following these two free showings, at which time free, weekly, Veteran/Veteran Family PTSD small group will start at the Post on Wednesdays starting at 7:00 pm (sign-up required to maintain a manageable group size).
MORE ABOUT THE MOVIE:
Master Sergeant Victor Raphael is nearing the end of his military career when an explosion in Afghanistan leaves him injured. Back home, he is thrust into battle once again, but he hasn’t been trained for this type of warfare. Physical rehabilitation is painful, and he has more to overcome than his physical injuries. His wife, Michelle, is distant, and their marriage seems to be held together only by her sense of duty.
Vic’s first response is isolation, but that becomes a dead end. Feeling hopeless and alone, he is introduced to something new and uncomfortable— meeting in community with others who have faced trauma. People who endured and survived some terrible things, with the scars to prove it, are brought into his life. It is easy to see that these unlikely heroes now live with a hope and purpose far beyond this life. Somehow, their trials have made them STRONGER.