A Gathering of Heroes On-Demand

A Gathering of Heroes On-Demand

Recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.

In May 2004, the United States sang the praises of the 16 million who served in the armed forces and millions more who toiled in the factories during World War II by dedicating a long-awaited memorial in Washington D.C. A Gathering of Heroes is the story of a reunion of a group of 60 Hoosier World War II veterans – most of who had never met. They came together during the unusually hot summer of 2005 for a 15-hour cross-country bus trek to the nation’s capital to see the memorial…their memorial. 

The Last Reunion: A Gathering of Heroes highlights the history and last reunion of America's top Fighter Group during World War II. The pilots of the 352nd Fighter Group represent the truest meaning of the phrase "unsung heroes." The documentary recounts the stories of these ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes, as they gather one last time.

Veterans Connections:

To draw awareness to the issues of local veterans, WXXI and the Little Theatre convened a Veterans Affairs Task Force to identify the most pressing needs and issues facing veterans and their families in the Greater Rochester area and to make recommendations about ways that WXXI/Little programming and outreach can help address those needs.

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