Rutland County Veterans Town Hall 2019 (Rutland)

Veterans are invited to speak, unscripted, about what their service means to them, and the whole community is encouraged to attend, to listen, and to learn. This event, inspired by author Sebastian Junger, aims 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 – to share a story, summary of service, message, letter home, excerpt from a war journal, or even the story behind a photograph.

Kyle Aines, who will host the Rutland Veterans Town Hall, grew up in the small mountain town of Tinmouth, Vermont. He joined the army in 2003 and served two tours in Iraq as a combat medic. He graduated from Castleton with a degree in criminal justice before joining Community College of Vermont as a Veteran & Military Resource Advisor. He has been with CCV since 2014 and his office is located in Rutland, although he travels throughout the state in this role.

This event is sponsored by Community College of Vermont. Cabot Creamery Co-operative is donating snacks.

RSVPs on Eventbrite are encouraged (but optional). For updates, join the Facebook event or sign up for the e-newsletter at www.vtvetstownhall.org. If you have any questions, please contact kyle.aines@ccv.edu.

Caledonia County Veterans Town Hall 2019 (St. Johnsbury)

Veterans are invited to speak, unscripted, about what their service means to them, and the whole community is encouraged to attend, to listen, and to learn. This event, inspired by author Sebastian Junger, aims 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 – to share a story, summary of service, message, letter home, excerpt from a war journal, or even the story behind a photograph.

After a period of service in the Air Force as a medic, Marty McMahon, St. Johnsbury’s event host, returned to academic studies in literature, language, and rhetoric, receiving a master of arts from Middlebury College. Marty has worked as a high school teacher, a chimney sweep, a field technician in alternative energy (including working as a contractor and crew chief on the Navy TACTS program, installing wind and solar systems on their off-shore platforms). He has taught at CCV, Vermont College, and Norwich (supervising cadets while teaching Military Literature to Special Ops personnel in their Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis online program) before returning to CCV as a Veteran & Military Resource Advisor.

This event is sponsored by Community College of Vermont. Cabot Creamery Co-operative is donating snacks.

RSVPs on Eventbrite are encouraged (but optional). For updates, join the Facebook event or sign up for the e-newsletter at www.vtvetstownhall.org. If you have any questions, please contact marty.mcmahon@ccv.edu.

Rutland Veterans Town Hall 2018

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.

RSVPs are encouraged (but optional). This event is free and open to all.