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Cornerstones of Courage


  • Wallace Theater 823 Houston Street Levelland, TX (map)

Attend the World Premiere! Veteran's Day Weekend!



Tickets $15.00

SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Friday, November 8th - 7:30pm

Saturday, November 9th - 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Tickets for the 2:00pm showing on Saturday are reserved for veterans who attend the Hockley County Veterans Day Breakfast that morning. For information on the breakfast event, please contact (806) 894-4264.

Saturday, November 9th - 7:30pm

Sunday, November 10th - 2:00pm


About the Show:
“Cornerstones of Courage,” is a book presented as a play, set in readers’ theater format, dramatically regales the story of SSgt. William J. Bordelon, USMC. He was a loving son, protective brother, a proud Texan and valiant Marine, whose final acts of valor inspired scores of other marines.

SSgt. William J. “Bill” Bordelon, was a member of the U.S. Naval task force that fought in the battle of Tarawa. The victorious battle was a defining moment for the Allied forces and the United States Marine Corps. During the battle SSgt. Bordelon single-handedly destroyed four Japanese machinegun emplacements before he was killed. Like so many, Bordelon’s deeds were nearly forgotten in the post-war prosperity that catapulted America to the most powerful nation on earth until 1995 when his two surviving brothers sought to properly recognize him. First by naming a local Naval/Marine Corps Reserve Center in his honor, and, even more significantly, by bringing his body home to Texas, where he became one of only five dignitaries in history to lay in state at the Alamo.

The play is based on the book, “Cornerstones of Courage”, written by historian Douglas R. Pricer and brought to the theatre by renowned director Diane Christensen.

Attend the World Premiere! Veteran's Day Weekend!


Attend the World Premiere! Veteran's Day Weekend!



Tickets $15.00

SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Friday, November 8th - 7:30pm

Saturday, November 9th - 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Tickets for the 2:00pm showing on Saturday are reserved for veterans who attend the Hockley County Veterans Day Breakfast that morning. For information on the breakfast event, please contact (806) 894-4264.

Saturday, November 9th - 7:30pm

Sunday, November 10th - 2:00pm

This presentation is made possible by the generosity of the Hockley County Endowment.

For more show details visit Cornerstones of Courage.