Area WW II veterans share their stories in a new documentary…

Certain events profoundly influence the fabric of everydashoebox-fly-flanagany culture. War is such an event. It impacts human emotion, nature and intellect. It inspires heroic deeds. It reveals a measure of loyalty, devotion to duty and spirit of sacrifice not normally seen.  Everyday people reach out to help in the “effort,” and, suddenly, no task or mission is too small or too great.

“Shoe Box Memories” is a documentary that, in its dialogue with a handful of veterans, pays tribute to all individuals who contributed to the effort.

On December 7, 2010, at 7 PM – to commemorate and remember the bombing of Pearl Harbor 69 years ago – The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts will host its first production of “Shoe Box Memories: A Collection of Stories from WW II Veterans.”  The evening’s events will include:

• A performance by the Beaufortettes. (The Beaufortettes have been tapping together since 2006 and are currently under the direction of Jenn Shand.)shoebox-charles-aimar

• Screening of the documentary, “Shoe Box Memories”.

• Q & A with some of the WW II veterans that participated in the making of the documentary.

• WW II Christmas songs performed by the Sharktones, USCB’s vocal ensemble.

Shoe Box Memories includes: Dr. Charles Aimar, Fred Anderson, Elaine Barlett, Fly Flanagan, Hal Harriman, Bob Holly, Sam Najarian, Earl Rogers, George Scuffos, Bernard Warshaw.

Tickets are available at the door, at the USCB Center for the Arts box office (843) 521-4145.  Ticket prices are: Adult $20 /Seniors $15, USCB students/and youth under 18 $10.

For additional information contact USCB Center for the Arts director Bonnie Hargrove at 843-521-3145 or

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