VFW Post 1093 and Ipswich Public Library Announce Early Showing Of 'The Unknowns'
10/17/2016

Ipswich, MA VFW Post and the Ipswich Public Library are co-sponsoring an advance showing of The Unknowns movie on November 9th

Online PR News – 17-October-2016 – Ipswich, MA – VFW Post 1093 announced today it will co-sponsor an advanced viewing of The Unknowns movie with the Ipswich Public Library. The Unknowns, a documentary film about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, is scheduled for broad public release in mid November. While advance showings have occurred in several locations around the US, VFW Post 1093 has arranged for an advance copy to be shown at the library during the week leading up to Veteran's Day. The screening will occur on November 9th at 6:30 pm.

'The Unknowns' is a Kickstarter funded documentary film produced by Ethan Morse and directed by Neal Schrodetzki. Morse & Schrodetzki are both US Army veterans, and former members of the US Army's "Old Guard", the unit which maintains the ever present guard at the Tomb. The film brings a unique perspective to the rigorous and intricate training process that soldiers must endure to be stationed there, and covers select portions of the Sentinel training program. It also answers questions and dispel myths that have circulated regarding the elite site since its establishment.

Director Neal Schrodetzki expressed his support for this collaborative presentation. "Ethan and I are proud to have VFW Post 1093 and the Ipswich Public Library share 'The Unknowns', and hope it helps to shed light on the incredible sacrifices made by our nation’s fallen heroes, and the soldiers who honor their memory."

Ipswich Public Library Director Patty DiTullio concurred. "We're always looking for opportunities to collaborate with community organizations to bring fresh and informative information and experiences to the people of Ipswich. This independent film offers both creative content and an appropriate recognition of the Veterans Day holiday."

"Many of our fellow Ipswich residents are familiar with Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. But going behind the scenes to learn about the group that guards it will be a special opportunity. I'm so pleased that our Post is able to partner with the Ipswich Library to provide this opportunity," said Mike Doyon, Chair of VFW Post 1093's Funeral and Color Guard Committee.

The screening will be held on November 9th at 6:30 PM in the Meeting Room of the Ipswich Public Library at 25 North Main Street. A movie trailer is available at http://www.theunknownsmovie.com/trailer.html.

About VFW Post 1093: Founded in 1946, VFW Post 1093 active members live in Ipswich and a number of towns on the North Shore while participating members live throughout the US. Our membership includes veterans of most conflicts since WWII, and our community participation is built on a unique partnership with the YMCA of the Northshore. The VFW is physically co-located with the Ipswich Family YMCA and energetically innovates programs to support the Ipswich community as well as veterans and their families in New England and beyond. Our members joined the military for the opportunity to serve, and they join our post to continue that service in meaningful ways and to foster the comradeship which so many cherished during their time in the service. New members are welcome.