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Voices of a never ending dawn

The Sparta Historic Commission presents a very special screening of Voices of a Never Ending Dawn, the heroic story about Sparta and Michigan’s beloved WWI soldiers that were part of the American WWI Polar Bear force in arctic Russia.

The film will be shown on Saturday, May 22 from 2-5 p.m. at the Sparta Church of the Nazarene, 665 Thirteen Mile Rd. NW, Sparta, MI (Just east of Sparta Village in the Township. ) Admission is Free and refreshments are available.

From Pamela Peak, Award-Winning Producer/Director of the moving documentary Colorblind, and Presented by Detroit Public Television:

“Voices of a Never Ending Dawn is not a political film, nor simply a war documentary. It is a moving human story told in the haunting words of the young soldiers themselves, when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson is forced to select 5,500 American soldiers to fight an unknown enemy called “Bolsheviks” (an early name for Communists). Stripped of everything American and placed under British command, they find themselves quartered in a frozen hell, fighting in 60-degree below-zero weather under a confusing midnight sun, eight long months after WWI had ended. Those that survived called themselves THE POLAR BEARS. And now, for the first time in history, America will come to know that the cold War did not begin without fire, and the blood of our fathers and grandfathers was spilled on Communist Russian soil.”

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Pamela Peak takes us on an emotional journey inside these young men’s hearts and minds as they struggle not only with the hardships of war but also with the thought that their country had forgotten them.  Their mission became known as “the acid test of loyalty to country.”

This film ends in a moving tribute to these Americans whose love of country was tested like no others. After 90 years, their story and their voices are finally being heard.

Visit http://www.polarbeardocumentary.com/preview.html to see the 5 minute preview.

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