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Show & Tale: Soldiers, Sailors & Civilians
Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
The history of Veteran’s Day can be told through the many United States veterans who’ve served our country and its people in our military, over the course of our existence, as well as their loved ones and other civilians impacted by these conflicts.
From our “veteran” veterans – those World War II veterans who fought on the beaches of Normandy or in the island-hopping campaign of the Pacific Islands, and the vets of the Vietnam conflict, on up through to those younger veterans who’ve served in our most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – all veterans & civilians have their stories to share about war.
Most people keep a piece of that history – something connected to those stories – within their very homes – an object they’ve saved from their experience that bears witness to a past battle, a picture that tells a tale of a more recent conflict, a photo of an Army buddy who pasted away recently, those medals you inherited from your great uncle, a pair of combat boots or dog tags, a tattoo that honors a loved one lost, a treasured letter from a loved one….or even a sharp interest in hearing about and seeing such objects shared in a friendly setting.
Join us at the Old Stone House – where many hundreds of our patriots once lost their lives defending these United States – to see, hear, and experience some of the history experienced by our many veterans and civilians. You’ll not only learn more about their service, but you’ll make some new friends, and share, if you like, some of your very own stories. Every Thing has a story.
Show & Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth, or your favorite Pinterest board come to life!
Everyone is welcome – veteran & civilian alike – to share their stories with a 3 minute time limit. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just show your object and share its tale. Period.
Just want to come and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome.