On November 13th, 2013, the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families attended “Beyond Glory,” starring Actor Stephen Lang. Lang is an award winning scriptwriter and stage star. This event took place at McCain Auditorium located on the Kansas State University campus. The performance was held in conjunction with several events commemorating Veterans Day in the community.
Lang, an award-winning playwright and renowned star of the screen and stage, portrays the personas of eight different American recipients of the Medal of Honor from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Lang’s performance illuminates the bitter pride, pain and wonder that these veterans experienced as they recount the acts that earned them the nation’s highest military accolade.
The performance is combined with a backdrop of a video screen showing the turmoil of combat. “Beyond Glory” is adapted from the book by Larry Smith.
“Beyond Glory” was sponsored by the McCain Performance Series, the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Military Relations Committee and Dick Edwards Auto.