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Sebastian Junger speaking at SVA 2022

Sebastian Junger at SVA NatCon 2022

“I’m here to tell you now that your country still needs you. And they need you because you have experienced what unity, real unity, feels like.” Sebastian Junger spoke about coming home, community, and the purpose of Vets Town Halls at Student Veterans of America‘s National Conference on January 8, 2022. Listen to Sebastian’s talk…

Cape Cod Times 2021

‘What it’s like to go to war’: Veterans share their stories of service, suffering, levity (Cape Cod Times)

HYANNIS — Tears streamed down Paula Smith’s face as she stood behind a podium, sharing her anguish over leaving her children when she served in Iraq in 2009. “I was so far away from my babies,” she said. “That was one thing I didn’t figure into my preparation for deployment. How would I make up the time that…

2021 virtual VTH - Seth Moulton

Virtual Vets Town Hall 2021

Rep. Seth Moulton hosted a virtual Vets Town Hall this year. You can watch the Facebook Live recording here.

VTHnews-WCAX-2021BTV

Veterans Town Hall creates space for listening and learning

By Melissa Cooney, WCAX – Sep. 19, 2021 It takes courage to speak, it takes courage to listen. That’s the motto at the Vets Town Hall, which was hosted in Burlington Sunday afternoon. It’s the fourth and final event of its kind in Vermont this summer. At a town hall, all veterans are invited to…

What Matters This Week - Jon Turner - 2021

What Matters This Week: Jon Turner

Lauren Maloney talks with Jon Turner about the Vermont Vets Town Halls held throughout the state over the summer. Watch this piece here.

VTH 2021 June Jon Turner

Vets Town Halls return after pandemic with first event at Camp Meade

By Jennie Mull, Waterbury Roundabout The sweltering weekend heat and midday sunshine didn’t deter a dedicated collection of U.S. service veterans along with friends and community members from gathering recently on the lawn at Camp Meade in Middlesex for a unique storytelling event.  Veterans and audience members sat before the stage in plastic adirondack chairs…