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Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century
February 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MVA HONORS BLACK MILITARY HISTORY MONTH WITH FILM PREMIERE AND INTERVIEW
LA County’s Military & Veterans Affairs to Host Public Screening of WW II Hero Isaac Pope, followed by Interview with Major General Peter Gravett
LOS ANGELES, CA – On Monday, February 4th, the L.A. County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (MVA) will host the L.A. film premiere of “Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century,” followed by an interview with Major General Peter Gravett.
The public is invited to celebrate Black Military History Month and see the premiere of this biographical story—a spellbinding, uplifting tale of unsung hero Isaac Pope, our nation’s hero in the Battle of the Bulge and champion of civil and labor movements. Q and A with award-winning Harvard filmmaker Paula J. Caplan will follow the screening.
Major General Peter Gravett, author of the memoir “From East Garrison to the Ranch House,” will be in conversation with Janet Chin, Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army. Inspired by his father, a Tuskegee Airman during World War II, General Gravett is one of seven brothers who honorably served in the US Army. Gravett served with the Los Angeles Police Department while a member of the Army National Guard (as a reservist) and was appointed California State Chairman for Employee Support for the Guard and Reserve. He rose to the Cabinet of California’s Governor as Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
WHAT: Celebration of Black Military History Month: Free film screening followed by Q & A and interview.
Ruth Wong, United States Air Force (Ret), L.A. County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Director.
Paula J. Caplan, Producer and Writer of “Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century.”
Major General Peter Gravett, U.S.A., (Ret).
Janet Chin, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army, California.
WHEN: Monday, February 4, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
WHERE: Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, 1816 S. Figueroa Street, LA, CA, 90015
The LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) provides assistance to LA County veterans, active service members and their families with resources, programs, services and state and federal benefits, including: compensation and pension claims, burial benefits and services, medical and mental health referral, education and vocational rehabilitation, home loans and grants applications, employment and job placement assistance, DMV veteran designation, legal service referrals, appeal processes, incarcerated veterans and aid and attendance.