On Sunday, November 4th, a special town hall event for veterans and members of the community will take place at Burlington’s Contois Auditorium. The event, inspired by author Sebastian Junger, is a community forum aiming to establish a greater understanding between local veterans and the friends and neighbors they fought for.
In the tradition of warrior storytelling, veterans are invited to describe the pride, grief, rage, or quiet appreciation of life that the war bestowed upon them. Veterans are invited to share what their service means to them through a story, summary of service, message, letter home, excerpt from a war journal, or even the story behind a photograph. Non-veterans are invited to attend, to listen, and to learn.
Jon Turner (outings leader for Sierra Club Military Outdoors & founder/former chair of Vermont chapter of Farmer Veteran Coalition) will host the event. The Mayor’s Office is sponsoring the venue, and Community College of Vermont has also provided support.
Programs and activities held in facilities of the City of Burlington are accessible to people with disabilities. For information or to request accommodations, call (802) 865-7019 or (802) 253-0195 VT Relay Service.