On Sunday, November 4th, a special town hall event for veterans and members of the community will take place at Rutland’s American Legion Post 31. 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.
Kyle Aines (CCV Veteran & Military Resource Advisor) will host the event, which is being sponsored by Community College of Vermont.