Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Last Ring Home

During reunion, Minter Dial hosted a screening of his award-winning film The Last Ring Home.

The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This story, which took over 25 years of research, illustrates the importance of serendipity and the role of good and bad luck in piecing together a personal history of someone who died 70 years ago. The Last Ring Home is to inspire everyone to uncover their own personal history, to keep a foot in their past and the other in the future, and to be thankful for the tremendous present in which we live, thanks to the sacrifices of the those who fought in WWII. 

Check it out!


mdial said...
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mdial said...

Thanks Tim for the post (just saw it!). For anyone who did see the film on campus (or on PBS more recently), I'd be much obliged if you'd drop in your comments/review into the guestbook! Thanks! Minter