We are pleased to welcome Mr. Dan Fraley (Director of Bucks County Military Affairs) who will make opening remarks at a Veterans Day event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm focused on veterans of the Vietnam War.
Following Mr. Fraley’s remarks the official 25-minute trailer of the Ken Burns movie, The Vietnam War documentary, will be aired for viewing by attending veterans and the public. After the film montage, Vietnam veterans are asked to share their thoughts, memories, or ideas, etc. with the audience about their service, the film clip, veterans, and so on. Closing the event is a Q & A period with the veterans and the audience.
A final component of the day is the introduction of an oral history initiative between the Grundy Library and the students of Bristol High School during the 2017-2018 school year. The goal is to record the oral histories of Vietnam veterans from Bristol. Both students and Library Archive volunteers would interview veterans, and record their conversations in a video format. All of the participants would receive a copy of their interview, with the originals becoming part of the Library Archive and open to researchers.