VETERAN & COMMUNITY EVENTS/NEWS
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Morvay-Miley Post 524
46th Street & West Avenue
Ocean City, NJ
“Remembering The 27 Crusaders” is a feature length documentary film recounting the lives, military service and deaths of 27 American soldiers who served in Vietnam and who graduated from Father Judge High School in the Northeast section of Philadelphia during the Vietnam War. Father Judge High School suffered more fatalities in Vietnam than any other Catholic High School in America. The film explores the lives and deaths of the Father Judge students who perished during the war, the communities/parishes where they grew up, the prevalent sense of duty, honor and patriotism in these communities, their time spent and values instilled at Father Judge, their service in Vietnam, the devastating impact of their deaths on their families and communities and the difficult process of mourning, healing and acknowledgement of their heroism.
The film’s narrative is driven by interviews with family, friends, classmates, Father Judge staff, brothers in arms and military personnel. The film employs extensive archival film, video, photo, and media materials and a soundtrack of period and contemporary music.