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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…

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Virtual Vets Town Hall 2021

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

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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.

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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…

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Veterans share stories of service at town hall event

By Brianna Borghi, NBC5 – 6:20 PM EDT Jun 27, 2021 MIDDLESEX, Vt. — In Middlesex on Sunday, a town hall brought veterans and community members together to give vets an opportunity to share their experiences while serving our country. For some veterans, sharing their stories of service can be difficult. “What I’m trying to…