May 14 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 6:00 pm EDT
“We Gotta Get Out of This Place” – Boomers look back to the music of the Vietnam War
The music of the Vietnam War—for those in-country it brought them a little closer to home—for families and friends, who waited for their return, it made time just a little shorter. From hooch’s to juke boxes, from tape decks and bands, from cities to campuses, to even our darkened bedrooms this music reached deep into our psyche. So welcome to this two-event remembrance of our music of VEE-ET-NAAM. Jack, who is your D.J., will cue the “soundtrack” of the Vietnam War providing context and stories and pictures of the war years. And together we can share memories and stories of our youth. Bring your buddies, sisters and brothers, moms and dads and we’ll have a terrific time. Feel free to sing along. We’ll conclude with a tribute to everyone who served during the war.
Open to all Military Veterans, Members, Families, and Friends.
Registration is strongly encouraged.
Jack Sommers earned a MA in The Humanities and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies and taught at Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University. After watching the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War, he traveled there in May 2018 with several soldiers and Marines and following this trip he retired to begin writing stories on the war.
This free program and other for all active duty, veterans, family, and caregivers of the U.S. Armed Forces is made possible in part through the National Endowment for the Arts.
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