The Museum of the American Military Family and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Present…Posted: February 18, 2013
Press Release: Museum to Host Documentary of Women in Service
Albuquerque, NM – The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host a showing of a film entitled “Service: When Women Come Marching Home” at 3 p.m., March 3, 2013.
This emotionally-moving documentary is by Marcia Rock and Patricia Lee Stotter. It follows a number of women veterans as they return to their lives after serving in active military service, while suffering the effects of their physical and emotional conditions.
“This film underscores the depth of commitment and service that our women service members and veterans have in defense of our nation,” says Jim Walther, Museum Director. “It also portrays the struggles they continue to face.”
Remarks by Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base will be a highlight of the day. The Women Veterans of New Mexico will be represented by Elinor Reiners, Vice President of that organization.
According to the film’s website: “From the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee, from Iraq to New York City, we watch these women wrestle with prosthetics, homelessness, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma. The documentary is told through their voices as they speak from their kitchens, bedrooms, grocery stores and therapy sessions. Their pictures and videos shot in Iraq and Afghanistan speak volumes.”
This film is generally for mature viewers only; some content may not be appropriate for children. There is no fee to see the film, although the Museum does charge for admission. Women service members or women veterans who show military identification will receive free Museum admission that day.
Visitors will experience history not only through the film and Museum exhibits but also through the personal stories of men and women who served our country as presented in a display by Operation Footlocker. The online Museum of the American Military Family (www.museumoftheamericanmilitaryfamily.org/ ) has partnered with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to host this film and the day’s activities.
For further information about the film, visit the website: http://servicethefilm.com/
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is located at 601 Eubank SE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the entrance to the Sandia Science & Technology Park. The Museum is a not-for-profit organization. It was chartered by Congress in 1991 to serve as a repository and steward of nuclear-related historical items and is a Smithsonian affiliate. The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 361 days a year. The Museum’s website is www.nuclearmuseum.org and the phone number is 505-245-2137.