At a Vets Town Hall, veterans of any era who served in any capacity are invited to stand before their community and speak for up to ten minutes about what it was like to serve their country. Non-veterans are encouraged to attend and listen. These events are non-political, and all perspectives are valued. There will be no debate on American foreign policy. We will simply listen and learn about what it was like to serve in the wars that this nation has chosen to fight.

Registration is now open for 2022’s Vets Town Halls. RSVPs are optional, but help us plan. Please click a location below to register to speak at or attend a Vets Town Hall in Vermont this fall.

Curious about how you can help? Find out more here!

Rutland—Oct. 9th

Godnick Adult Center, Rutland

Lyndon—Oct. 16th

Moore Community Room, NVU’s Lyndon Campus

Colchester—Nov. 6th

McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College

If you’d like to organize a Vets Town Hall in your hometown, support and resources are available. Please contact Kristen at to find out more.

David Carlson speaking at the June 2021 Vets Town Hall in Middlesex, VT. Photo courtesy of Amos Eaton.

Vets Town Halls were originated by author Sebastian Junger (War, Tribe) with the aim of increasing communication and understanding between veterans and civilians in their communities. The first event of this kind in Vermont was held in November 2017 in Burlington.

If you’d like to learn more, check out the FAQ page and browse through the press coverage for previous events. If you’re interested in starting an event in your hometown or are looking to attend in another state, information and resources are available here. These events are only possible thanks to a generous amount of help and good advice:  Find out some ways to get involved on the volunteer page, and visit this page to provide feedback. Please also don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kristen at with any questions or suggestions.