Immediately after the end of the Civil War in 1865, newly freedmen and women all across the South began celebrating freedom with parades, ceremonies and special events. This documentary film is a story of black Americans and citizens in Natchez, Mississippi and Vidalia, Louisiana who have been marching to the Natchez National Cemetery to celebrate black military service since 1889. On it's 127th year, it's one of the longest-running Memorial Day celebrations in the country. Full of amazing characters, perseverance and a will to honor the fallen and those who served, the people of these two communities have established an incredible American legacy and tradition of remembrance, celebration and memorialization.
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"We Loved it" 10th Annual Black International Film Festival; "It's a wonderful fil and we're honored to share it with our audience" GI Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary-Top Indie Film Awards; Best Message-Top Indie Film Awards; Award of Excellence, Docs Without Borders Film Festival; Award of Merit, Accolade Film Competition; Award of Merit, Best Shorts Competition
Runtime: 28 mins
Genres: Documentary, History, African-American Studies, Miltary & Military History