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A New Generation of Veterans: Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan

Date and Time: May 13, 2023, 11:00 AM CT

Location: Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St, Great Bend
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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan gave rise to a new generation of veterans. They challenged society's traditional notions of military services and raised questions about the role of the US in global conflicts. Soldiers from Kansas were some of the first deployed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. They returned again and again, yet their stories remain largely untold. Modern communication platforms connected these veterans to family and friends instantaneously but left little written record for future generations. This talk reviews key events of America's longest war to date and discusses methods to collect and share these stories from American veterans. Presented by Murl Riedel.

This presentation is part of "21st Century Civics," a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship.

Sponsored by: Great Bend Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Lisa Zier
(620) 792-2409


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