Veterans Town Hall events Saturday, November 10 at Middletown Town Hall

Town of Middletown
November 1, 2018

On Saturday, November 10, Kasim Yarn, the Director of the RI Office of Veterans Affairs, will host a special forum for Veterans of the US Armed Forces and the community.  Inspired by the writings of author Sebastian Junger, this event aims to establish greater understanding between local Veterans and their family, friends, and community.

In the tradition of warrior storytelling, veterans will describe what it felt like to go to and come home from war.  Veterans can convey their feelings through a story, a summary of their service, a message, a letter home, an excerpt from a war journal, or even the story behind a photograph. Non-veterans are invited to listen, to learn, and to demonstrate their support.

The forum will be held from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 pm at Middletown Town Hall.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  At 9:00 a.m, members of the Gilbert-Burton VFW Post 4487 will conduct a wreath-laying ceremony at the World War I Memorial in front of the Town Hall.

These events, sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the RI Office of Veterans Affairs, the Gilbert Burton Local VFW, and the Town of Middletown, are free and open to the public.  However, because of limited space, all attendees are encouraged to get tickets by going to Facebook or and searching for “Forum for Veterans and the Community”.  You can also get tickets by contacting Nathan Stein, Providence VA Medical Center, at or (401) 273-7100  x.1824.