Burlington Vets Town Hall

All community members are invited to a Vets Town Hall at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington, Vermont. Veterans are invited to speak about what their service means to them. Non-veterans are encouraged to attend and listen.

This VTH will take place outdoors, to allow us to gather as safely and comfortably as possible.

Based on feedback from local speakers and attendees, there will be an optional question-and-answer period with some of the speakers at the end of the event.

You can RSVP on Eventbrite here. RSVPs are optional but encouraged. Veterans who would like to speak can contact vtvetstownhall@gmail.com, or mark that preference when registering on eventbrite. If you’re considering speaking but prefer not to register, we encourage you to attend. After pre-registered speakers go, the host will take speakers from the floor, time permitting.

Jon Turner will host the event. Jon served with the Marines between 2003-2007 and deployed to Haiti, Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraq. Since his discharge, he has traveled extensively and worked with various communities to assist in the veteran reintegration process from paper-making to outdoor recreation and farming. In 2014, Jon began to utilize the agricultural landscape as a classroom for community members interested in resilient food systems through service learning projects, internships, and site visits for K-12, college students, and military veterans. Jon is the founding and former chair of the Vermont state chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, recipient of the National Farm to School Innovations Grant, Sierra Club Military Outings Leader, and currently operates Wild Roots Community Farm in Bristol.

Rain Plan: In case of bad weather, the event will be moved to October 3rd.

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