"Bring Democracy Home" - Educational Video - 60-Second Version
To view "Bring Democracy Home," click on one of the video format choices beside the image. The total running time of the video is 60 seconds. Information about the various video formats is found below the image.
The 60-second online version of DC Vote's "Bring Democracy Home" educational video is provided in low-resolution QuickTime, RealPlayer, and Windows Media formats. A variety of media players which will allow you to view the video in different formats are free and will work for both Windows and Mac platforms. The links provided next to the image above will open the videoin a new window using the listed media player. You may also right click with your mouse (or click and hold on a Mac) to save the video file to disk in order to use a different media viewing program. All files are of equal quality, and the size (in kb) and approximate download time (in minutes using a 56k dial-up modem) are listed beside each video file.
"Bring Democracy Home" - Honoring the Soldiers & Veterans of Washington, DC
"Bring Democracy Home" is an educational video highlighting the service given and sacrifices made by District of Columbia residents serving in the United States Armed Forces. From the American Revolution to the War in Iraq, the people of Washington, DC, have always been willing to serve to protect the ideals of American democracy. Yet, these men and women continue to be denied voting representation in the U.S. Congress who asks them to put their lives on the line in the name of democracy. With the hope that one day soon all Washingtonians will have the same rights as Americans living in the states, DC Vote dedicates this video to the soldiers and veterans of Washington, DC, and to their familes, neighbors, communities and loved ones.
Special Thanks & Acknowledgements for "Bring Democracy Home"
DC Vote is grateful to the following for providing photos of District of Columbia soldiers and veterans:
- African American Civil War Museum
- Photo of Sergeant Major Lewis Douglass
- Photo of Colonel Christian Fleetwood
- The U.S. Department of Defense, photo by Gerry J. Gilmore of
- Senior Master Sergeant Mary A. Andrasko
- Technical Sergeant Tia M. Harris
- Technical Sergeant Fran O. Craig-Gray
- Frank S. Gordon for his photo of Bernard Gordon
- Command Sergeant Major Herman "Rip" Preston
- Lt. Col. Frank H. Rich Sr. (inactive)
- Specialist Fifth Class Nelson Rimensnyder (honorably discharged)
- Bill Wilson
Click Here for a written description of the 60-second video and the script (PDF 150 kb). The "Bring Democracy Home" educational video was paid for by DC Vote. The video was produced by the Semans Company, Inc. and Interface Media Group. Photos of national memorials were donated by Kevin Kiger to DC Vote in honor of members of the United States Armed Services.
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