Film: "The Pledge"

9/12/2013 | Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site | Laclede, MO

"The Pledge" was formerly titled "Doughboy" when it premiered at the Reel-Time Cinema in Brookfield, Mo., on Nov. 11, 2012. The film is a heart-warming, emotional and patriotic film. It tells the story of an apathetic young man whose pacifist parents move from New York City to a small town in West Virginia. The young man feels that his life is over as he knows it. He ends up being accused of egging the city landmark statue of "The Spirit of the American Doughboy" in the park. He is sentenced to community service at a veterans home, where he encounters veterans from World War II, Korea, Viet Nam and the Mideast wars. The interaction with disabled veterans leads him to a new understanding of what it truly means to be an American citizen, the cost of freedom and who pays the price.The film will be shown in the Laclede City Park. The event is sponsored by  Missouri State Parks. The film received great reviews in November and the historic site will be carrying DVDs of "The Pledge" for sale in the visitor contact point.

Film time: 8 p.m.

Location: Laclede City Park

1100 Pershing Dr., Laclede, MO | (660) 963-2525