Glory Denied is an opera based on the true story of Col. Jim Thompson, America's longest held prisoner of war or POW. Tri-Cities Opera will be performing it this weekend all while showing support for veterans in the community.
Tri-Cities Opera, the Southern Tier Veterans Support Group, the Vet Center, Clear Path for Veterans and FreshySites are calling on local Veterans to share their "Stories of Service". Submissions will be published as a booklet for the upcoming production.
There will also be a free performance for Veterans and their families on Veterans Day, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. Please call Cara Tilton at the Vet's Center to reserve your place at (607) 722-2393.
The free Veteran performance will be the culmination of a greater "9 DAYS" campaign (one day for every year of Col. Jim Thompson's imprisonment). Beginning on November 3, 9 Days of Appreciating Your Service is envisioned to raise awareness about Veterans in the community and allow Veterans to share their experiences with the public. Several events are planned in collaboration with many community organizations.
Performances of Glory Denied will be November 10, 11, 12, 17 and 19. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 3 p.m.
Tri-Cities Opera Center is located on 315 Clinton Street in Binghamton. Click here for more information.