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Patton Project’s Films Bring Vets’ Stories to Life

UMass Lowell Event Honors Military Experiences

Ben Patton poses with UMass Lowell veterans that came out for the workshop.
Veterans who have produced short documentaries through the Patton Veterans Project will screen their movies for the public at UMass Lowell on Tuesday, Dec. 5.


Contact: Nancy Cicco, 978-934-4944 or


WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6 to 8 p.m. 

WHAT: UMass Lowell student-veterans and alumni, including residents of Lowell and Westford, who have produced short documentaries about their military experiences will screen their films and talk about how and why they made them at an event for the public and university community. 

Participants created the movies as part of the Patton Veterans Project, led by Benjamin Patton, the grandson of famed World War II Gen. George S. Patton. The project offers weekend “I Was There” filmmaking workshops for veterans as a way for them to reflect on and share their stories. Workshops for UMass Lowell student-veterans and other veterans in the community are being held at the university in partnership with the project, the university’s Office of Veterans Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which is conducting a study to evaluate the use of filmmaking to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

WHERE:  UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell. Contact UMass Lowell media relations for directions and parking information.