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Free screening Thursday of “Honor Flight” movie at SWIC Granite City campus

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The movie that holds the Guinness World Record for largest screening ever will be shown for free in a more humble setting Thursday.

A World War II veteran brings along a photo of himself as a soldier in his youth. His volunteer travel companion, or “guardian,” holds the picture up for him on their flight to Washington, DC. / Photo courtesy of Freethink Media

A World War II veteran brings along a photo of himself as a soldier in his youth. His volunteer travel companion, or “guardian,” holds the picture up for him on their flight to Washington, DC. / Photo courtesy of Freethink Media

“Honor Flight” is the story of World War II veterans traveling to Washington DC to see the National World War II Memorial. The Honor Flight Network (http://www.honorflight.org/) transports veterans to Washington DC to visit the memorials dedicated in their honor.

The documentary follows the four veterans and a community coming together to send them on a trip to honor their service. The movie premiered to 28,442 people at Miller Park in Milwaukee on Aug. 11, 2012, the Guinness World Record for largest movie screening.

The free screening Thursday will be at the Granite City campus of Southwestern Illinois College, located at 4950 Maryville Road. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. and the movie begins at 5:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The Knights of Columbus Tri-City Fourth Degree Assembly No. 0224 will provide the Honor Guard.

For more information or to reserve your seat, call Lisa Phillipson at 618-530-3696.

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