2019 Veterans Town Hall (Colchester)

On Sunday, November 3rd, a special town hall event for veterans and members of the community will take place at McCarthy Arts Center, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester. 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 venue is sponsored by Saint Michael’s College Veteran and Military Community Services and Student Veteran Association.

RSVPs are encouraged (but optional). Registration information will be posted later this year. (For updates, join the Facebook event or sign up for the e-newsletter at www.vtvetstownhall.org.) If you’re interested in speaking at this event, or have any questions, please contact kristen.eaton@gmail.com.