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Community Alert: Celebrate Our Veterans: Santa Ana Public Library presents special veterans events in November

Celebrate Our Veterans: Santa Ana Public Library presents special veterans events in November / Honrando A Nuestros Veteranos: la Biblioteca Pública de Santa Ana presenta varios eventos especiales en honor a nuestros veteranos durante el mes noviembre

SANTA ANA, CA – Karl Marlantes, Vietnam veteran and author of What It Is Like to Go to War, stated, “One of the things we have to get over as a culture is avoiding talking about the fact that we’ve been at war…..We have to step up to the plate and say: We’ve been at war and we’re willing to hear what it was like for our veterans, the people who have done the fighting for us.”

The Santa Ana Public Library will present three outstanding events during November for veterans and the whole community. We will listen to our veterans’ stories and honor them for the sacrifices they have made for our nation.

These programs are part of the War Comes Home/California Reads initiative. This project seeks to engage Californians in the tough questions about what it means to return from war, and to rejoin one’s community. How will returning soldiers come back into their communities? How can we build bridges of understanding between those who have served and those who have not?

All programs are free. No registration is required.

November 10, 12, and 13: The War Comes Home exhibit, Our Veterans, Our Communities will be open to the public at the Santa Ana Public Library. The Exhibit honors the men and women who gave their youth, and often their lives, to protect our country. Visitors will be able to travel through history as they listen to their voices. Memorabilia, photographs, artifacts, and journals from our local veterans will be on display.

Program location: Santa Ana Public Library, 26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 15: Discussion of Marlantes’ book, What It Is Like to Go to War. The book takes us back to the Vietnam War and offers frank answers to the questions, “What it is like to be a soldier?” “What is it like to face death?” Vietnam U.S. Army veteran, Marvin Wolf, will be the discussion moderator. Highlighting the program will be the screening of the movie We Were Soldiers; based on a true story of the first major battle between the United States and Vietnamese forces and its impact on soldiers and their families. Program location: Santa Ana Public Library, 26 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, November 19: As part of the statewide initiative War Comes Home, and in partnership with OC Public Libraries and the Bowers Museum, CAL Humanities will be hosting a conversation with best-selling author and Vietnam veteran, Karl Marlantes. Listen to Marlantes as he discusses his book, What It Is Like to Go to War. Program location: Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA Time: 7:30 p.m.

For additional information, contact Milly C. Lugo-Rios at 714-647-5271 or by e-mail at mlugo@santa-ana.org

California Reads is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Cal Humanities is a non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on Cal Humanities, please visit www.calhum.org.
THE SANTA ANA PUBLIC LIBRARY IS LOCATED AT: 26 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA (corner of Civic Center Drive and Ross)

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