soldiers-heartSunday, November 13, 2016, 4:30 documentary film screening, Main Street Landing Film House

This event is in honor of Veteran’s Day. Soldier’s Heart, founded in 2006, tends the invisible wounds resulting from war and military service. These wounds are now commonly called “PTSD;” during the Civil War, they were known as “Soldier’s Heart.”

Soldier’s Heart believes that these “soul wounds” are sacred and, properly tended, can lead to wisdom and transformation. We offer genuine homecoming and a path for post-traumatic growth to troops, veterans, families, and communities. Our mission focuses on veterans and their families but transcends their wounding to include the entire society.

One of the projects of Soldier’s Heart is to bring soldier’s on trips back to battlegrounds to address and transform their trauma. The film documents one of the trips that four veterans took with Ed Tick on an unforgettable journey back to Vietnam, through what Dr. Tick calls “their second, this time, willful descent into hell,” and carries viewers into the hearts and minds of the veterans and their families, as they experience forgiveness and compassion from their former enemies.

Reception and refreshment at 3:30 with Ed Tick and Kate Dahlstadt, co-founders of Soldier’s Heart. Film screening at 4:30.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A with Drs Tick and Dahlstadt and a eulogy for Ed Bloch will be offered. Ed Bloch was a WWII veteran who’s daughter, Linda Ayer, serves on the PJC board. He was a remarkable man who emblemized perfectly the power of reconciliation and peacemaking. Ed Bloch took his own journey back to China to heal his wounded soul after fighting there in WWII. Here is Ed’s obituary from two years ago.

$10 suggested donation. Free for vets. Tickets on sale at Peace & Justice Store or call 802-863-2345 x2. With sponsorship from Main Street Landing.

For more info on the film and on Soldier’s Heart Foundation: