Veterans to be honored at special events

Rob Karwath | North Coast Communications | October 27, 2017

Film and discussion highlight Nov. 9 activities in Bloomington

OCT. 11, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—Members of the public and military veterans are invited to an evening honoring the service of veterans at a series of free community events Nov. 9—two days before Veterans Day—on the campus of Northwestern Health Sciences University.

A resource fair for veterans and their families will be from 4 to 5 p.m. and also from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on the campus, 2501 W. 84th St. Exhibitors will include Hennepin County Veterans Services, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, the Agent Orange Education Campaign and others.

The evening will conclude with a film of interviews of local Vietnam veterans followed by a discussion between veterans who served in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan moderated by Katie Carpenter, special projects lead at TPT-Twin Cities PBS. Attendees will learn more about the similarities and differences of their experiences and how all community members can support veterans.

The events are sponsored by the City of Bloomington Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Partnership along with Northwestern and American Legion Post 550. Click here for additional information, questions pertaining to the event can be directed to 952-563-4944.

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