Pioneer Public Television is working with Minnesota West to organize and promote the special screenings of Coming Back with Wes Moore. The program follows some of the 2.5 million Americans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan as they reintegrate themselves into civilian life. Moore, a bestselling author and former White House fellow who now hosts a show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, was himself a member of the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. In the series, Moore explores questions surrounding the issues about why some veterans are able to reintegrate themselves back into society, while some cannot.
The Always Lost exhibit features the “Wall of the Dead” comprised of individual photographs with names of the more than 6,500 U.S. military war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit has been traveling college campuses throughout the country since 2010 and has been called “a national treasure” and a “powerful meditation on the effect of war on each of us.”
These events are just a few of the events being scheduled by the Worthington community as part of a week long observance of Veteran's day that culminates with a theatrical performance of “The Things They Carried”
A one man show by Jim Stowell based on the book by Tim O’Brien to be held on Saturday, Nov. 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Auditorium in Worthington. For tickets and more information visit: www.friendsoftheauditorium.com.