Grundy Library will host a special event for Vietnam War veterans, featuring Dan Fraley, Director of Bucks County Military Affairs
A Veterans Day event will take place at the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe St. in Bristol, on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The event will focus on veterans of the Vietnam War. Following remarks from Dan Fraley, Director of Bucks County Military Affairs, the official 25-minute trailer of the Ken Burns documentary, The Vietnam War, will be played for attendees. After the film montage, Vietnam veterans are asked to share their thoughts, memories or ideas with the audience. Following their comments, a Q&A will take place.
A final component of the day is the introduction of an oral history initiative between the Grundy Library and the students of Bristol High School during the 2017–2018 school year. The goal is to record the oral histories of Vietnam veterans from Bristol. Both students and library archive volunteers will interview veterans and record their conversations in a video format. All of the participants will receive a copy of their interview, with the originals becoming part of the library archive and open to researchers. ••