Green River, Vet-Corps and Auburn VFW Post 1741 present special screening of 'High Ground'

'High Ground' will be shown March 7 at the Auburn Ave Theater.
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Green River Community College, Vet-Corps and Auburn VFW Post 1741 invite the public to a free showing of the movie, "High Ground" – the inspiring story of 11 injured combat soldiers who make a miraculous journey to climb a 20,000-foot peak near Mount Everest.

The special screening is March 7 at the Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The film starts at 7.

The Auburn VFW Post 1741 and Green River Community College sponsor the event.

The movie Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000-foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiteers as their guides, they set out on an emotional and demanding climb to reach the top in an attempt to health the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history.

Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek bring humor and deep emotion to this hero's journey – all captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography by three-time Emmy-winning director Michael Brown.

Contributions will be accepted to help support the Veterans Education Transition (VET) Fund at Green River. The VET Fund supports veterans facing minor obstacles in their efforts to enroll, register, and complete classes at Green River.

For more information, contact the Vet Corp Office at Green River at 253-833-9111, ext. 2277.


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