Save The Peace Cross Documentary is about the Bladensburg WWI Memorial Peace Cross that was dedicated in 1925 to honor 49 men who fought and died for our country. The documentary walks you through the history behind why the Peace Cross was built and why it was built where it is. It takes a detailed look at the Peace Cross including reviewing many of the lives of the 49 men who are honored on it along with the quotes and symbols found on it. There are interviews of relatives of the 49 men listed on the Peace Cross in the documentary.
In 2014, the American Humanist Association (AHA) and 3 individuals filed a lawsuit to have the Peace Cross removed because they felt the Peace Cross is a Christian symbol that infringed on their First Amendment rights. While many people were upset about the lawsuit, Renee Green decided to do something about it. She decided to complete a documentary about the Peace Cross in the hopes that people would have a better understanding of it to support its continued existence. She ended up spearheading a movement that was instrumental in winning a legal battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court and has changed the way Americans view memorials and religious freedom forever.
This documentary follows the 5-year legal battle all the way to the Supreme Court. By the end of the film, you will see how they battled over 22,000 Atheist and won and saved over 2,376 other crosses throughout the county.
Renee Green was able to get the Bladensburg WWI Memorial Peace Cross listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 2015. The Peace Cross is in the process of being restored and will be rededicated by 2025 when it will be 100 years old.
Renee Green – Executive Producer, Director, Writer, & Editor,
Renee Green lives in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in New Carrollton, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a B. S. Degree in Finance in 1985. She pursued a career in banking which led to a career as a Financial Advisor. She has worked at Ameriprise Financial full time since 1997.
In 2007, Renee went back to school for writing and film. She attended St. John’s College in Annapolis for writing and Arlington Independent Media for film. In 2008, she incorporated her vast knowledge of financial products, services and life experiences into an easy to understand Financial Literacy video program entitled Money Concepts for Life that aired in Arlington, VA for years. She has written over 50 short stories and plans to publish a book.
In 2014, she started Renee Green Productions to incorporate her writings, financial literacy program and documentaries into one business. Renee realized that people are not aware of the significance and importance of local memorials, monuments or events. Her mission is to produce documentaries that tell the historical story of the event or about the people who are being honored and memorialized, so we have a better understanding of their significance.
- Save The Peace Cross
- The Fatal Flight Buzz One Four Documentary Series
- New Germany State Park- Maryland’s Best Kept Secrets
- New Germany State Park & Civilian Conservation Corps
They were recently hired in 2019 by the Allegany Museum Lefty Grove Fund to film the Lefty Grove Park Dedication and Park Tour along with other videos.
Renee is currently working on a documentary about the Coal Women in St. Croix and We Lead By Example about anti-bulling, self-defense and being a role model for others.
For more information, go to www.ReneeGreenProductions.com.
Contact: ReneeGreenProductions@gmail.com or (443) 261-4449
Trailer Link: https://vimeo.com/414238732
Graphic Design & Director of Photography:
- Robby Ferguson – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9618235/