Southeastern presents annual Veterans Day Lecture
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – The History and Political Science Department at Southeastern Louisiana
University has scheduled the annual Veterans Day Lecture Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 1
p.m., in the Student Union Theatre. Southeastern History and Political Science Assistant
Professor, Military Historian and faculty sponsor of the project Samantha Cavell will
present “Voices from the Front Lines: The Veterans of Recent Wars Project.” The event
is free and open to the public.
“The Veterans of Recent Wars Project is a new oral history archive at Southeastern, one that allows local veterans from conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the War on Terrorism to share their stories with a wider audience,” said History and Political Science Department Head Bill Robison. “This presentation offers an introduction to our mission and shares stories from the collection to highlight the service and the sacrifice of the veterans among us.”
“By sharing their experiences, the project seeks to educate, inform, and offer a way to bridge the divide between civilians and the men and women in uniform who risk everything to protect us,” Robison explained.
Robison said masks and social distancing are required at the lecture, which is limited to 50 people. However, for those not wishing to physically attend, the lecture will also be live streamed at http://thesoutheasternchannel.com/lionslive/fanfare-history/.
For more information, contact the History and Political Science Department at 985-549-2109.