Families gathered Sept. 12 at Constitution Park for the GI Film Festival's first stop on its nationwide installation tour.
"It's nice to have events on Fort Meade for the military families because they don't often get to go out," said Ivan Sepulveda, recreation aide at The Lanes at Fort Meade.
The GI Film Festival, which was described by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as "Sundance for the troops," began in 2007. Now, for its eighth year, the festival—with the slogan "Reel Stories! Real Heroes!"— will travel to various military installations across the country.