November 02, 2020

ADVISORY: Moulton Hosting Veterans Town Hall NOVEMBER 11

SALEM, Mass.Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) will hold his annual Veterans Town Hall event online this year to continue an annual tradition he started so that veterans can meet other veterans and bond over their stories of service, and so the public can better understand the cost of war.

“Starting the tradition of Veterans Town Halls is one of the most meaningful things I’ve had the opportunity to do as a Member of Congress,” Moulton said. “Recent vets like myself are fortunate to return home to a grateful nation, but with so few serving these days, most Americans aren’t quite sure how to relate to us. These town halls help bridge the gap between vets and the communities we fought to serve. Hearing these stories is downright powerful, and I hope you’ll tune in on Wednesday.”

Moulton held the nation’s first Veterans Town Hall on Veterans Day 2015 in Marblehead’s historic Abbott Hall.

The idea for Veterans Town Halls was conceived by the author Sebastian Junger in his book Tribe. In a 2015 Vanity Fair article, Junger highlighted the challenges of post-traumatic stress among veterans. He suggested “making every town and city hall in the country available to veterans who want to speak publicly about the war.”

More information about the Veterans Town Hall initiative is available online on Moulton’s Congressional office website, Moulton.house.gov, and Sebastian Junger’s website, http://www.sebastianjunger.com/vets-town-hall.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2020

TIME: 7:00 pm

LOCATION: Webcast on facebook live.

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