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Davidson Town Hall

216 South Main Street

Davidson, NC 28036

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Veterans of Military Service to Offer Community Forum

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This Veterans Day, the Lake Norman area community is coming together for an inaugural Veterans Town Hall. The idea is to give vets of all wars a chance to address their community directly and without intermediaries. The bland phrase, "I support the troops", will now mean showing up to hear these people out.

  • The event should be solemn and non-political.
  • There will be no question-and-answer period afterward.
  • There will be no debate on the merits or justifications of war.
  • There will be no recriminations or accusations.
  • This is simply a chance for veterans to tell the community what it felt like to go to war. ​

In a June 2015 Vanity Fair article, Sebastian Junger highlighted the challenges of post-traumatic stress among veterans. He suggested “making every town and city hall in the country available to veterans who want to speak publicly about the war.” He believed holding these community forums would “return the experience of war to our entire nation, rather than just leaving it to the people who fought.”

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Davidson Town Hall

216 South Main Street

Davidson, NC 28036

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