Free Screening of ‘To What Remains’ to Support Project Recover

Mark your calendars for a special free screening of the documentary “To What Remains” at Bainbridge Cinemas at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The feature-length film follows volunteers with Project Recover in their search to find and identify the more than 80,000 American troops missing in action since World War II.

The screening was coordinated by Bainbridge Island High School student Roan Brumwell, who hopes to raise awareness and donations to further the charity’s mission. Roan says he became interested in Project Recover through his own interest in diving with a purpose and having a family member who died during WWII and whose remains were found, repatriated, and buried in a Warsaw, Poland cemetery.

Project Recover is a citizen-led, non-profit effort to locate and repatriate American service members missing in action using modern technology. The organization collaborates with institutions like the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Delaware’s School of Earth, Ocean, and Environment to document war sites and has completed more than 75 missions across 21 countries, documenting over 75 aircraft associated with missing service members. They’ve built a database with over 700 cases linked to more than 3,000 MIAs. They have brought closure to the families of over 80 missing service members and facilitated the return of 17 American heroes.

Derek Abbey, a Seattle native, served in the Marine Corps for 23 years as a Naval Flight Officer and has spent the rest of his career helping veterans and their families.

Roan is an active volunteer on the island, organizing events and helping out with several worthy causes.

For more information about Project Recover, visit

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