TNCC Celebrates Patriot’s Day with Film on Revolutionary War

Published: April 15, 2011

Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) celebrates Patriot’s Day with a showing of “The Crossing” at noon on Wednesday, April 20. Free and open to the public, the event will be held in Room 110 at the Historic Triangle Campus, 4601 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg.

Patriot’s Day marks the battles of Lexington and Concord, the earliest battles of the Revolutionary War fought on April 19,1775 near Boston, Massachusetts. “The Crossing” highlights one of the most pivotal moments of the war and of George Washington’s military career. Based on Howard Fast’s bestselling novel of the same name, the 2000 film is a dramatization of Washington’s legendary journey across the Delaware River to launch a surprise attack on British soldiers at the Battle of Trenton.

Because of Washington’s leadership, not a single soldier of the Continental Army was lost in the attack. Starring Jeff Daniels, the film has been recognized with Peabody and American Society of Cinematographers awards.

For more information about Patriot’s Day celebration at TNCC, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.

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