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Chambersburg church to show 'The Glorious and the Brave'

April 17, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — “The Glorious and the Brave” will be shown Saturday at 7 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring, 221 N. Main St. in Chambersburg.

The stories of eyewitnesses and participants in history come to life in this film that chronicles the lives of two little girls caught up in Adolf Hitler’s quest to eliminate the lives of Jews throughout Europe in order to create a Jew-free society, according to a news release.

Five World War II veterans from the region share their experiences as America was drawn into the war against Nazi aggression, the news release stated.

Some of the young soldiers, including Verne Baker, a member of Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, stumbled upon the concentration and death camps totally unprepared for what they would see.

“The Glorious and the Brave” reveals the courage and resilience of two of Hitler’s intended targets, and the young men who fought to preserve freedom and liberate the victims of tyranny, the news release stated.

The companion book of the same name features stories and photographs of each veteran and survivor, and an additional story of local Holocaust survivor Egon Gartenberg, now deceased, who tells of his escape to freedom through a letter to his children. Student poetry, essays and stories honoring the military and Holocaust survivors complete the book, the news release stated.

Following the film, attendees can meet with the survivors and veterans, who will autograph DVDs and books that will be available for purchase.

There is no cost to attend. A free-will offering will be collected.

Light desserts will be served.

There is no need for reservations, but child care will be provided if you call the church office in advance at 717- 264-5715.

All profits from DVD sales, book sales and the offering will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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