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California Humanities-Supported Veteran Projects Taking Place Near You!

Join us in honoring our veterans this week by taking part in the many engaging programs offered by our grantees and community partners (some of whom are part of our War Comes Home initiative!):

Santa Ana Public Library – Several Orange County residents and groups partner to create a temporary exhibit in Santa Ana dedicated to Veterans. The exhibit, Our Veterans, Our Communities will be open November 10, 12, and 13 and will feature a collection of posters and personal histories of Santa Ana and Orange County veterans.

Santa Maria Public Library – Vietnam medic, Quirino J. Galvez will share his experience along with photos he took during his tour of duty near the cities of Danang and Hue City, Vietnam. This free and open to the public event will take place on November 11, at 6 pm, Shepard Hall, Santa Maria Public Library.

 Richmond Museum of History –  On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Richmond Museum Association welcomes people of all ages to the “70th Anniversary Grand Relaunch of the Red Oak,” a free event that will observe Veteran’s Day, while also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the launching of the SS Red Oak Victory ship.

San Francisco Public Library – Even though Native Americans serve in the military at higher rates than any other group, they are the single most underserved group of veterans in the American armed forces. Join a panel as they discuss the issues and challenges facing this group of veterans on November 19, 6 pm at Koret Auditorium in the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch.

LA Law Library – Join this book discussion of What It Is Like to Go to War on November 18, 6 pm. The first 20 registrants of the book discussion will receive a complimentary copy of the book.

For more programming options, please visit our events calendar and or participating libraries’ websites.

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