Veterans Treatment Court offers free movie to raise awareness

 

NEW BRAUNFELS  — The Comal County Veterans Treatment Court is inviting the public to a free showing of the film Thank You for Your Service at the Alamo Drafthouse at noon Friday.

 

The community awareness event is aimed at informing the county’s residents about the court and its work rehabilitating veterans charged or convicted with misdemeanor offenses, as well as the challenges veterans face as they reintegrate with their communities after returning home from combat.

 

“I’m proud of the work we have done over the past two years to turn around the lives of veterans who have struggled to adapt to civilian life after the horrors of war,” said County Court-at-Law No. 2 Judge Charles Stephens, who presides over the Veterans Treatment Court. “We want to let the community know what we do and how they can help the veterans in their communities.”

 

Thank You for Your Service is an R-rated drama telling the story of a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq. Tickets for the Friday showing are free, although attendees will be responsible for their own food purchases. The event is sponsored by Bluebonnet Dodge.

 

Because space is limited, attendees should call the court’s coordinator, Alisha Fraser, at 830-221-1122 or email her at frasea@co.comal.tx.us to reserve a spot or get more information.

 

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