An animated movie about a famous pooch from World War I is kicking off this year’s fundraising campaign for the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center.
Called “Sgt. Stubby, An American Hero,” the family-friendly film will be shown 1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Clyde Theatre in Langley.
According to a press release, it depicts the true story of an unbreakable bond between a young soldier and a stray dog on the brink of America’s entry into World War I. For his valorous feats, Stubby is still recognized today as the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army and the most decorated dog in American history.
Whidbey Veterans Resource Center will be open on 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Armed Forces Day, to help connect veterans to services and provide information about the center’s programs.
The center is also seeking volunteers to assist in various duties.
Located at the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley, the nonprofit organization opened in 2009 in Freeland. It’s expanded greatly in a decade. It currently offers professional mental health counseling, support groups and free weekly shuttle service to get veterans to medical appointments in Seattle.