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November (various dates)

The National Archives Observes Veteran's Day with November
Public Program Series


Washington, DC. - In observance of Veteran's Day, the National Archives presents a series of noontime programs in November. These lectures and films are free and open to the public. All programs will be held at National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. All but one of the programs will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater. The November 28 program will be held in the Washington Room. All attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

FILM: A Classic Restored: John Huston's Let There Be Light
Friday, November 16, at noon

The third in the World War II trilogy commissioned from Academy Award®-winning director John Huston by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Let There Be Light follows the treatment of emotionally traumatized GIs from their admission at a psychiatric hospital to their reentry into civilian life. This is a repeat screening of a high-definition version of the film, preserved and digitally restored by the National Archives Motion Picture Preservation Team. (1946; 58 minutes)

BOOK TALK: Intrepid Sailors: The Legacy of Preble's Boys and the Tripoli Campaign
Wednesday, November 28, at noon, Washington Room

Journalist and historian Chipp Reid discusses one of the greatest sea stories in the history of the U.S Navy. Under Commodore Edward Preble, the Navy came of age fighting the scourge of the time, the infamous Barbary Pirates, who had declared war on the United States in 1801. The exploits of the officers and sailors in this campaign are the stuff of legend. A book signing will follow the program.

The National Archives is fully accessible, and Assisted Listening Devices are available in the McGowan Theater upon request. To request a sign language interpreter for a public program, please send an email to or call 202-357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify dates and times of the programs, call 202-357-5000 or view the Calendar of Events online at: To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD 301-837-0482).

National Archives Observes Veterans' Day with New Documentary Screening Nov. 15
Profiles in Service: It Takes a Nation

On Wednesday, November 15, at 7:30 pm, the National Archives marks Veterans' Day with a screening of the 2012 documentary Profiles in Service: It Takes a Nation, a film exploring the service and sacrifice made by American service members, veterans and families. The film was directed by author Alivia Tagliaferri and narrated by Associated Press correspondent and Peabody Award-winning journalist Kimberly Dozier.

Following the screening, Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton (retired) will moderate a panel including Deputy Assistant Secretary Junior Ortiz, Department of Labor; Col. Anthony M. Henderson, Special Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for Warrior and Family Support; Cheryl Laaker Hall, COO, USO Metropolitan Washington; Sonja Batten, PhD, Department of Veterans Affairs; and Kristina Kaufmann, Executive Director, Code of Support Foundation.

This public program is free and no registration is required. It will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is fully accessible. Metro accessible on Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station. To verify the date and times of the program, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: (202) 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online:



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