Tuesday, June 20 - Tuesday, June 20
"Coming Home, the Toll of War"

1 to 4:15pm, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave. in Lewes, Del. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information call 302-645-1148.

Part 1: “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway

Discussion of Hemingway’s story found in "World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It." This fictional context provides for a conversation regarding the lives of veterans returning home following World War I and how that compares with today’s veterans’ experience.

Reading material for the discussion may be obtained at the following Web address: http://history.delaware.gov/museums/zm/events/chautauqua/pdf/At_HomeClipped.pdf

Additional material regarding World War I in America can be found at the following: http://wwiamerica.org/wwi-writers-writings.php

Beginning at 2:45pm, Part 2: “License to Remember”

Viewing and discussion of “License to Remember,” the Delaware Humanities Forum’s 17-minute film focusing on the homecoming reception received by some of Delaware’s Vietnam War veterans and how this experience of returning from war has changed in the last 100 years.


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