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Oct
27
Saturday
Oct
27
Sat
Education :: Lecture also Special Events :: Community Event
The Veteran Experience
11:00 AM
Madison Valley Public Library
Description:
THE MADISON VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS MONTANA CONVERSATION “THE VETERAN EXPERIENCE” WITH ELIZABETH BARRS

The Madison Valley Public Library will host Our Current State program “The Veteran Experience and Military Culture” with Elizabeth Barrs on Saturday, October 27. The program will be at the Madison Valley Public Library in Ennis at 11:00 a.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for the Montana Conversations program is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana’s Cultural Trust, and private donations.
One in 10 Montanans is a veteran, yet how much do we know about the veteran’s experience and military culture? Literature, history, movies, and other media often portray the veteran in stereotype – brave hero, troubled youth, skilled warrior, apathetic killer, or unflappable leader. In this talk, Elizabeth Barrs, an army combat veteran and instructor of Veterans Studies, explores the real experiences of the American veteran in combat and in peacetime. She discusses military life as well as the historical and current military culture that helps to shape how veterans relate to society. The discussion also explores the experiences of military families and the contemporary challenges and triumphs of veterans as well as what our society is doing to address those challenges.
Elizabeth Barrs is a retired army officer and instructor of Veterans Studies.
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For more information, please call the Madison Valley Public Library at 406-682-7244.

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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Madison Valley Public Library
Address: 210 East Main Street Ennis, MT 59729
Phone: 406-682-7244

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