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I’m a veteran and am interested in speaking. Could you tell me more about the event?

The idea behind a Vets Town Hall is to give vets of all eras a chance to address the community directly and without intermediaries. As a speaker at a Vets Town Hall, you will be given up to 10 minutes to talk about what it was like to serve your country. All perspectives are valued.

We ask that speakers focus on their own individual experiences, reflections, and insights (rather than speaking on behalf of others or an organization). Please also keep in mind that these events are non-political and non-commercial.

Attendees are asked to refrain from responding to any speaker at any time. There will be no debate on the merits or justifications of war, no recriminations or accusations.

If you are a veteran who would like to register to speak, you find information on your local town hall here. Registration is optional, but does help organizers plan. If you’re considering speaking but would prefer not to register, we encourage you to attend. After all pre-registered speakers go, the host will take speakers from the floor, time permitting. The goal is for every veteran who would like to speak to have a chance to. Of course, veterans are also welcome simply to attend and listen.

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