Cumberland County Holding Documentary Screening Of ‘The Veteran’s Battlefield’
The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) is bringing its new documentary, The Veteran’s Battlefield, to Cumberland County. The doc is the latest project from 100 Strong Productions.
The screening will take place Thursday, February 8 at the Crown Ballroom in Fayetteville. The documentary will screen at 6 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a panel discussion on veteran services and support.
Featuring interviews from various military veterans throughout North Carolina, The Veteran’s Battlefield shines a spotlight on the ongoing struggles many vets endure after retiring from active service. Some hurdles faced by veterans include financial hardships, bouts with alcoholism, and underfunded mental health services provided to former military. The documentary aims to bring awareness of these and countless other adversities veterans face right here in the Tar Heel State.
This film is sure to naturally hit home for many here in Cumberland County. According to a news release about the documentary, over 52,000 veterans currently live in Cumberland County. Fort Liberty is also based in the county as well.
Along with revealing the many obstacles veterans face in North Carolina, The Veteran’s Battlefield will also provide resources that military veterans can utilize to get the services and assistance they require. This includes the Cumberland County Veterans Service.
The screening is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not required. You can click here to register if you are planning to attend.
Fayetteville was recently recognized as the best city to live in for veterans. While that’s a tremendous accomplishment for the community, we still have a long way to go before our veterans get the proper care and treatment they deserve.
If you wish to gain an intimate understanding of the many struggles our veterans have to endure and learn how to help, you should absolutely try to make this screening of The Veteran’s Battlefield.