Vets Town Hall & An Evening w/ Sebastian Junger
Veterans Town Hall
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio is hosting their first ever Vets Town Hall with Sebastian Junger in the Great Hall, 10am-12pm on Friday 10 NOV. This will be a free event and open to the public.
At a Vets Town Hall event, Veterans of any era who served in any capacity have the right to stand before their community and speak for up to ten minutes about what it was like to serve their country.
The Museum is looking for Veterans who would be interested in speaking about their experience so if you are interested please reach out to them and check out these speaker guidelines for reference: Speaking at a Vets Town Hall - Vets Town Halls
Seth Moulton, in collaboration with Sebastian Junger, brought a first-of-its-kind Veterans event to Massachusetts on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2015. Since then, dozens of town hall events have been held across the country. These events are community forums aiming to establish greater understanding between local veterans and the friends and neighbors they served.
Evening with Sebastian Junger
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is also hosting a conversation with New York Times Bestselling author Sebastian Junger, (The Perfect Storm, Fire, A Death in Belmont, War, Tribe, and Freedom.) This program takes place in the Great Hall, 6-8pm on Friday 10 NOV. This event is $45 for Gen. Public and $25 for Members, Veterans, and Active-Duty.
During this conversation, Col. Butler (NVMM's Chief of Staff) will sit down with Sebastian Junger to discuss his experiences as a war correspondent, author, and documentary filmmaker to shed light on what led him to create Vets Town Hall.
A limited number of copies of Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging will be available for purchase and for signing.
Sebastian Junger is the bestselling author of War, about American soldiers in Afghanistan’s infamous Korengal Valley, as well as Tribe, about their struggles adjusting to life back home. His documentary Restrepo - which he shot, directed and produced with photojournalist Tim Hetherington - won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar the following year. Junger remains committed to helping veterans and is the originator of Vets Town Halls. At a Vets Town Hall, veterans of any era who served in any capacity have the right to stand before their community and speak for up to ten minutes about what it was like to serve their country. These events are non-political, and all perspectives are valued. His most recent book is Freedom.