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Speaking at a Vets Town Hall

Oct 6, 2021
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At a Vets Town Hall, veterans of any era who have served in any capacity have the right to stand before their community and speak for up to ten minutes. We’ve posted some notes and starting points for speakers, and uploaded a printable speaker info sheet.

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Timekeeping at a Vets Town Hall

Oct 6, 2021
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At a Vets Town Hall, each speaker has up to ten minutes to speak about what it was like to serve their country. Keeping to a ten-minute time limit ensures that many veterans will have the opportunity to speak, and that each speaker will be allowed equal time. In order to keep speakers on schedule…

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Suggested Remarks for the Vets Town Hall Host

Oct 5, 2021
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The host/MC introduces the event, handles transitions between speakers, and kindly reminds attendees of the ground rules if necessary. We’ve uploaded a printer-friendly .pdf of the suggested host remarks.

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Check-in at a Vets Town Hall

Oct 4, 2021
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Having a check-in table at your event provides an opportunity to welcome speakers and attendees, and to answer any questions about the town hall. It’s also a chance to see whether registered speakers have arrived, to sign in veterans who would like to speak but haven’t yet registered, and to ask if attendees would like…

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VTH POSITION ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS DURING COVID

Aug 18, 2021
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We at VTH are acutely aware of both the collective national need to gather to process the aftereffects of war, and also the very real threat that such gatherings pose to the public health.

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Press Release Template for Local VTH Organizers

Jan 5, 2021
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We’ve just uploaded a press release template designed for organizers to use to publicize their local Vets Town Hall. Organizers can download a PDF or copy/paste the text from a Google Doc.

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Virtual Vets Town Hall 2020

Nov 12, 2020
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Rep. Seth Moulton continued the Vets Town Hall tradition with a virtual event this year. You can watch the Facebook Live recording here.

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Giving Back: Veterans Town Halls Encourage Sharing and Listening

Mar 12, 2020
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“Each year, I’m floored by the generosity and courage of the speakers at this event, and heartened by seeing so many community members willing to come and listen, with warmth and non-judgment,” wrote Eaton after Sunday’s Town Hall. Marty McMahon, who hosted the St. Johnsbury event, said it opened a conversation between veterans and civilians. “We listened to a wide range of perspectives on service and laid the groundwork for some great community dialogue in St. Johnsbury and the area.”

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Veterans share intimate stories at town hall

Nov 13, 2019
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Some veterans discussed post-traumatic stress and the difficulties of reintegration; some talked about survivor’s guilt; others described combat in detail. While community members often seemed to hold their breath, eyes stinging and glued to the podium, the room also burst into laughter when confronted with stories of lost toes and being an army cook.

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CONGRESSMAN SETH MOULTON PAYS TRIBUTE TO MILITARY VETERANS IN MARBLEHEAD

Nov 11, 2019
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MARBLEHEAD — Emotions were raw as Congressman Seth Moulton brought his Veterans Town Hall back to where it all began Saturday at Abbot Hall. “Of course we are here to honor veterans and to thank them for their incredible service to this country, but it’s also a message to non-veterans out there that veterans appreciate…

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