Vets Town Hall
November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
On November 11 at 1pm, all community members are invited to a Vets Town Hall in Vernon Center, NY. 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.
This event is non-political, and all perspectives are valued. There will be no question-and-answer period or debate on American foreign policy. Attendees will simply listen and learn about what it was like to serve in the
wars that this nation has chosen to fight.
The Vets Town Hall is free to attend, and snacks will be provided. Veterans who would like to speak can indicate that when registering. Time permitting, veterans are also welcome to sign up to speak during the event itself. RSVPs and questions may be submitted here.
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 took place in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 2015, and was led by U.S. Representative Seth Moulton, a Marine combat veteran.
More information on the town hall initiative can be found at VetsTownHall.org, including an FAQ.