Veteran’s Day Town Meeting


Head over to the Hoboken High School (8th and Clinton) on Wednesday at 7pm to take part in a free community forum Veterans’ and war-related issues.


Public Forum on Veterans’ Issues


  • a showing of “Leave No Soldier,” by Donna Bassin – an award-winning documentary about veterans helping one another deal with troubling war memories.
  • a staged reading from a new play, “Flashback,” based on the 2006 book by Penny Coleman, which explores issues of post-traumatic stress injuries from the point of view of widows of Vietnam veterans who committed suicide; presented by actress Anne O’Sullivan
  • a panel discussion with the audience, focusing on ideas and programs for helping veterans and their families handle war-related problems

The panel will include filmmaker Donna Bassin, author Penny Coleman, Jim Fallon, Hoboken Vietnam veteran, Jose Vasquez, New York Iraq veteran, Roy Huelbig, Hoboken World War II veteran, Jan Barry, coeditor of “Winning Hearts & Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans” and a founder of one of the first Vietnam veteran support groups.

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