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Belmont Veterans Remember

Belmont Veterans RememberHistory came alive for 10th grade students in Belmont High School’s American Studies Honors classes, who interviewed local veterans last spring about their experiences in the armed services.  Filmed by Belmont Media Center, the interviews are now an original film as well as a permanent archive of these veteran’s who served. The film, Belmont Veterans Remember, is a collaborative effort between the Belmont Veterans Memorial Committee, Belmont High School, and Belmont Media Center. It premieres on Sunday, November 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Belmont Town Hall Auditorium at 455 Concord Avenue, and the admission is free.

Students interviewed over 40 Belmont veterans who served from World War II to the present, and Director of Social Studies Deborah McDevitt says this kind of experience is invaluable, "These interviews were an exceptional opportunity for our students to practice their historical thinking skills, and the information gained through this experience aligns with the content in our curriculum."

The Belmont Veterans Memorial Committee is currently raising money to restore the Veterans Memorial at Clay Pit Pond, and is planning to have these recorded testimonials available at the memorial. For more information on the project and how do donate, please go to www.BelmontVets.com.

Add to your calendar: iCal 11/5/2017 4:00 PM to 11/5/2017 6:00 PM