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Hi All~

Please feel free to share with veterans groups. This is a super interesting
project and the lead historian will be in Maine for a couple of days in

Warm regards,


Project Recover comes to Biddeford
McArthur Library to host Project Recover film screening

The Biddeford Historical Society and McArthur Public Library are
collaborating to bring the story of Project Recover to Biddeford.

Project Recover is an organization dedicated to repatriating the remains of
the more than 80,000 Americans missing in action since World War II. Their
small team of scientists, oceanographers, archaeologists, historians,
researchers, and military veterans collaborate to scour the depths of the
ocean and farthest corners of the earth to search for, recover, and
repatriate the remains of those missing in action, to bring closure to the
families and the nation.

Screening of Project Recover’s documentary To What Remains will be followed
by an in-person conversation with Project Recover's lead historian.

Wednesday, June 1st:
Screening of Project Recover’s documentary film To What Remains
<> will be held at the McArthur Public Library
at 6 p.m.  For those who would like to view the film but cannot attend at
the group-screening time, a link can be provided by contacting
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In breathtaking imagery filmed over several years and intimate interviews
with Project Recover team members and MIA families, To What Remains takes
viewers inside this emotional journey to honor our fallen servicemen, from
the discovery of wreckage on the seafloor in the South Pacific, to the
living room of a family in middle America, to a well-deserved final resting

Sunday, June 5th, 7:00 p.m.:
The film screening will be followed by a conversation with Project
Recover’s Lead Historian, Dr. Colin Colbourn
, hosted by Biddeford Historical Society, 7 Meetinghouse Road. This event
is free and open to the public.

Since 2016, Dr. Colbourne has managed the organization’s historical
operations including archival research, data management, case analysis, and
field investigations. He is involved in every step of Project Recover’s
work – from often being the first team member who responds to an MIA
family’s inquiry to conducting extensive  research in preparation of the
team’s overseas missions and maintaining the documents and details
associated with hundreds of cases.

About Project Recover:
For nearly three decades, Project Recover founder Dr. Pat Scannon has been
leading volunteer efforts to find America’s missing in action from past
wars. Project Recover is a nonprofit that employs 21st-century technology
and academic expertise to bring closure to MIA families.

About To What Remains:

Watch the Trailer <>

Hosted by:
McArthur Library & Biddeford Historical Society

Any inquiries or questions about the event can be directed to:
Melanie Taylor Coombs
207-284-4181 ext. 218
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*Melanie Taylor Coombs*
Adult Services Supervisor / Librarian
McArthur Public Library
270 Main Street
Biddeford, ME 04005