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Prairie Public to host screenings to acknowledge veterans’ stories

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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FARGO, N.D., October 19, 2017—Prairie Public is hosting public premieres that acknowledge the stories of our region’s veterans. The events are the culmination of a project that invited people to share their Vietnam War memories and memorabilia for inclusion in a television documentary and North Dakota’s state digital archives. More than 50 people contributed.

Prairie Public has compiled those narratives into four 30-minute documentaries titled “Prairie Memories: The Vietnam War Years” that will air on television on Thursday, November 9, beginning at 8 p.m. CST.

At the public events, Prairie Public will screen the narratives from each community, followed by a brief presentation and a Q&A period. At each of the events, a counselor from the local Veterans Center will be on site to offer services. The events are free and open to the public.

Armed Forces Reserve Center
3420 2nd St. NE, Minot N.D.
Wednesday, November 1, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Chief Master Sergeant Louis (Mac) McLeod, retired

North Dakota Heritage Center
612 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck N.D.
Thursday, November 2, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Bob Wefald, US Navy, Vietnam Vet, retired

Prairie Public Studio
207 N. 5th St., Fargo N.D.
Tuesday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Speaker: Camilla Wilson, author of “The Ghost Parade: From Shiloh to Saigon”

North Dakota Veterans Home
1600 Veterans Ave., Lisbon N.D.
Thursday. November 9, 1:30 p.m.

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