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Tantsy commented about Tallassee Mount Vernon Theatre on Dec 29, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Hi – I’ve been watching the theater come back to life, and I’m anxious for it to re-open. I’m writing because my father, Robert Buford Tant, who was born and raised here in Tallassee, and whose name is on the memorial at City Hall, was a Japanese prisoner of war during the last 14 months of WWII. As such, he responded to President George W. Bush’s request for WWII POWs to document their experiences for inclusion in the Congressional Library. I have a copy of the video, and thought you might want to include it in the opening event, and I would be honored if you would like to do that. It runs about 20-30 minutes, as I recall. It’s also available on the Library of Congress web site at this url, in case you want to preview it. It was made on the Thanksgiving before he died, and the friend who recorded it put a lot of generic military music and pictures at the opening, and dad starts talking at 2.30. I think it would be a wonderful inclusion in your prgram, and hope you do, as well. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.
My phone number is 253-359-3875, and I live at 116 Freeman Ave. Thanks for your time and attention. Linda Tant Miller