WARSAW — A rare copy of a 16 mm film titled “Marching Forward” was found while volunteers were cleaning out the basement of a home owned by The Warsaw Salvation Army on Arthur Street.
“We were moving boxes when we noticed this film in a canister down in a corner,” Envoy Ken Locke, administrator of the Warsaw Salvation Army said. “We took the reel out and began checking to find the title.”
Locke said he then called the Historical Museum of the The Salvation Army at the Central Territorial headquarters.
“Nanci Gasiel, curator at the museum, was excited because they don’t have an original copy and there only a couple others in existence,” Locke said.
The film was produced after World War II and is around 75 years old, featuring the various ministries of the army at that time.
“We are sending this copy to our Central Territory Historical Museum for safe-keeping,” Locke said. “It’s amazing it survived all these years. The Salvation Army will observe its 100th anniversary in Warsaw in 2021, so this is like a kick-off for our celebration.”