The public is invited to view the film “From Mills River to Babylon and Back: the Jimmy Massey Story.” It will be shown at the Wayne County Public Library on Tuesday, January 5th at 5 PM.

This documentary relates the story of Sgt. Jimmy Massey, a Marine who served in Iraq. He sought help for what he had experienced – but instead of being treated for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he was labeled a Conscientious Objector (CO). He challenged the assessment and went public. This put him on a journey to tell the truth about what was happening as a result of the war, including unscrupulous recruiting practices and the use of uranium-tipped weapons by the U.S. He has been outspoken against the war since being honorably discharged.

“We owe it to our soldiers to listen to their stories,” says Katharine Dodge of Waynepeace. “After all, our government sent them to Iraq, and in a democracy we are responsible for what our government does. So, we need to know the truth in order to make informed choices about our nation’s policies.”

In 2010, Waynepeace will continue to present monthly forums on issues involving peace and justice. These forums are free and open to all.

Note: The use of the Wayne County Public Library by Waynepeace does not constitute an endorsement by the library of the policies and beliefs of Waynepeace.