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Who Will Stand Documentary Remembers Veterans Who Fall Too Soon

“Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Who Will Stand

On November 11th, 2009,    an independent documentary will be screened in Las Vegas, Nevada.     “Who Will Stand” was created by Phil Valentine and Michael Bedik and reflects the tragic situation of wounded soldiers after they return home. ( See below for screening details).

“More American soldiers kill themselves than are killed by the enemy.  As many as 18 soldiers a day are committing suicide and most of these soldiers kill themselves after they return home.”    ~ from “Who Will Stand”

After experiencing a terribly frightening,   life-threatening,  or otherwise unsafe experience,   a person can develop an emotional illness called  “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)”. The sufferers may re-experience the traumatic events and are extremely sensitive to normal life experiences.      It has been called different names throughout history, such as “Soldiers’s Heart” in the American Civil War.

These wounded warriors, carry this unseen wound.     This hidden brutal force can push anyone to a breaking point, even the strongest  and mightiest warriors.     Some warriors break inside due to this pain and commit suicide.     Watch this clip form the documentary as veterans discuss suicide.

Suicide Prevention Hotline for U.S. Veterans is 1-800 – 273 -8255.
Canadian Veterans call 1-800-268- 7708 or visit Veterans Affairs Canada
All Veterans please contact The Suicide Hotline in your area or visit

For those who suffer severe chronic pain,   we understand the struggle that confronts these soldiers.    Suffering extreme pain or witnessing great pain,   catapults a person into an abyss of darkness.     Alone and lost,   it is very easy to succumb to the magnetic pull of the dark thoughts.    You loose your sense of balance, as you are in a world without boundaries or morals.     Without direction it is extremely difficult to claw your way to the light.

When a person is broken,   it does not mean they have lost all their strength.     The hero in mythology usually comes to a point in the journey where he/she feels all is lost and they have failed and cannot make sense of what has happened.     In this dangerous realm,   the hero dangles on a precipice.  Sometimes,   it is then that a guide appears to help the hero.     Or the hero finds a way to transition from the old world to the new world,  that now exists.     It is almost a transition from death.

The army may teach warriors how to survive an ambush,  but they don’t teach you how to survive the ambush of your heart and soul.     It is tragic that we loose such amazingly brave and unselfish individuals because they could not find their way back.

Tonight,  King Arthur and the Knights of the Pain Table bow our iron heads in silence to remember those who fell too soon.     For those who are in a dark place tonight,   we pray that an angel helps guide them when they have no light.    And above all else we pray that they find their way with the compass of their heart.      We believe in them and love them.

With the Greatest Respect and Gratitude,

Lady Sharon
Scribe of Camelot

Who Will Stand will be featured at a special Veterans Day screening on November 11th, 2009 at the Galaxy Theatres at Cannery Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas, USA. These  free screenings will take place at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  and attendees are invited to provide a donation as the price of admission with proceeds going to help homelsss Veterans.  through the organization HELP USA LAS VEGAS. Clint Holmes will also be performing the title song.

Tonight (November 9th)  Bloggers are invited to a special reception and screening at 5:30 p.m. at the Galaxy Theatres The Cannery.    Please   R.S.V.P.  702-221-0323. asks bloggers to post and write about Veterans on “Veteran’s Day”.

Who Will Stand features links of organizations that help these valiant wounded Warriors.

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    May you be guided by peace always.

    Lady Sharon
    Scribe of Camelot

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