Public invited for Veterans Day celebration
IRVING, Texas- In celebration of Veterans Day, North Lake College (NLC) will show the documentary Travis: A Soldier’s Story
on Monday, November 11, at 11 a.m. in the Student Life Center room H-226. The movie tells the inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries. NLC Veterans Affairs and Disability Services will host the event and eagerly welcome Irving residents.
“We hear real-life, in-depth stories about what it means to return to civilian and family life after tragedy,” explains Veterans Services Coordinator Billy Yost. “But Sergeant Travis Mills is not just another story. We are closely connected to this young man and his recovery.”
Travis Mills is the son-in-law of Tammy Buck, a sign language interpreter at North Lake College. She will be speaking at North Lake’s Veterans Day event prior to the documentary screening alongside Dean of Student Services Carole Gray. By no means a political statement, the film is about a soldier willing to do whatever it takes to be there for his family. It is produced by non-profit Fotolanthropy
, a movement of photographers and cinematographers committed to sharing the inspiring true stories of individuals and families facing difficult life circumstances.
Editor's note: For interviews, photo opportunities and media support, please contact Marielle McGregor
, Marketing & Advertising Coordinator, at 972-860-3957, or the North Lake College Public Information Office, 972-273-3004.
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