We mark Memorial Day with Open Conversation with America’s veterans about the meaning of the day and the memories, feelings, and thoughts it stirs. Please join us for this evening of reflection and storytelling about those who served and never returned home.
We’ll also welcome Jennifer McCreight from Albuquerque to tell us about her nonprofit, Standing In The Gap, that helps guide 18-25 year-olds to responsible adulthood. Chris Jacobson with Operation Enduring Warrior will introduce his organization’s mission to honor, empower, and motivate our nation’s wounded military and law enforcement veterans through physical, mental, and emotional rehabilitation. And we will celebrate the publication of VBC members William and Carole Wagoner’s book of Vietnam War letters, The Hardest Year.
The photo above is of Austin Williams visiting the gravesite of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher C. Campbell in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Campbell was one of 30 Americans killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, with the call sign Extortion 17, crashed in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released)