The “Sweetest Town in Texas” will host the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit in North Texas at the Bertha Voyer Memorial Public Library located at 500 North Sixth Street in Honeygrove from October 9 – November 19. The Library is hosting a number of Vietnam War educational events in association with the exhibit’s stay, including:
· October 7 – Book study begins for The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
· October 9 – Arrival ceremony of the exhibit.
· October 11 – Grand opening of the exhibit at 10:00 a.m. Vietnam era vehicles around the square.
· October 14 – Study of Southeast Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia) will continue with a guest speaker who survived the “Killing Fields” in Cambodia in the late 1970’s.
· October 21 – Jerry Suitor will speak about the Vietnam era and war dogs and their importance in the war 6:00 p.m.
· October 28 – Gary Fernandes will give a historical perspective of Vietnam at 6:00 p.m.
· November 4 – Bud Roach will speak about the role of medics during the war
· November 11 – Veterans Day…still in the planning stage.
· November 15 – Exhibit closes
· November 19 – Ceremony for exhibit leaving
The Library’s exhibit area will display maps to help people locate where Vietnam is in the world and allow veterans to place a thumbtack locating their in-country service area, a monitor showing the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument Online Tour and Veteran Story videos, a mannequin in full Vietnam gear, and an interactive area for visitors to try on flak jackets, helmets and other Vietnam-era military equipment. Opportunities will be provided for veterans to share their experiences.
You won’t want to miss this very special celebration of the service of Texas Vietnam War veterans! For more information, visit the Library’s website. http://www.honeygrovelibrary.org.