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Wednesday, August 12
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

“The Weight of Honor” - Panel Discussion

Plenary Room

Description

Session Recording

 

Poster for Weight of Honor Movie

 

“The Weight of Honor,” a film by Stephanie Seldin Howard & Rodger Howard 

THE WEIGHT OF HONOR is the first comprehensive documentary to chronicle the lives of caregivers and families of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
 
The film’s subjects are five spouses and one mother who give a rare glimpse into their lives, as everyone grapples with finding a ‘new normal’ after the devastating effects of war time injuries.
 
Filmed over five years, in many states, this journey reveals the thoughts and struggles of the caregivers tasked with the 24/7 care of once able-bodied and self-assured sons and husbands, but are now dependent on others. The life of the caregiver is often unsung and hidden.

 

Movie access for conference attendees is sponsored by

 

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Moderator: Vivian Greentree*^, Senior Vice President, Fiserv, and cofounder, Blue Star Families

Panelists:

  • Linzi Andersen^, Elizabeth Dole Fellow, wife of Micah*, and one of the military spouses featured in the film
  • Stephanie Seldin Howard, producer, writer and director
  • Meredith Lozar*, Director, Military Spouse Program, Hiring Our Heroes
  • Sam Whitehurst*, Vice President, Programs & Services, Dixon Center for Military & Veterans Services
  • Kayla Williams*^, Senior Fellow & Director, Military, Veterans and Society Programs, Center for a New American Security

 

(*) Denotes the individual is currently serving or is a Veteran of the United States military.

(^) Denotes the individual is a military spouse.