Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7–9pm
World War I, which ended 97 years ago, was a turning point in the history of the treatment of veterans and of veterans’ policy in the United States. In this program, revisit the aftermath of World War I, the story of its veterans and the origins of Veterans Day, and discover how the history influenced the experiences of veterans involved in more recent wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The presentation is by John M. Kinder, associate professor of history at Oklahoma State University and author of Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran. The talk will be followed by a public dialogue with veterans’ advocates Floyd Nagler, a former Marine and Army reservist who served in Vietnam; and Ginger Macdonald, a retired 1st Sergeant, who served with the National Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The program will be moderated by Vietnam veteran Doug Bekke, curator of the Minnesota Military Museum.
Minnesota History Center 3M Auditorium 345 Kellogg Blvd. West St. Paul MN 55102 www.mnhs.org/event/491 651-259-3000
This event is free and open to the public. History Center exhibits are free from 5-8 pm on Tuesday eve