Saturday, November 7, 2015

Topsfield Massachusetts Remembers Coast Guard on Veterans Day and PTSD

Topsfield Veterans Day service Saturday, Nov. 7
Posted Nov. 6, 2015

Veterans Day Services in Topsfield will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 10 a.m. on the Veterans’ Memorial Green in Topsfield.

According to Richard Cullinan, Topsfield Veterans Officer, the new Memorial flagpole will be dedicated, and the 225th anniversary of the US Coast Guard will be observed during the ceremony.

The Paul Revere Bell, one of the few left in the country, will be rung to honor deceased veterans.

Cullinan adds, “The service of today’s Veterans is to remember and honor past Veterans, and to teach our students about Veterans’ service and sacrifice for our communities.”

Iraq War veteran and Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) will bring a first-of-its-kind veterans event to Massachusetts on Veterans Day, Nov. 11th. Inspired by acclaimed author and director Sebastian Junger, the event is a community forum aiming to establish greater understanding between local veterans and the friends and neighbors they served.
In a June 2015 Vanity Fair article, Sebastian Junger, highlighted the challenges of post-traumatic stress among veterans. He suggested “making every town and city hall in the country available to veterans who want to speak publicly about the war.” Holding these community forums would “return the experience of war to our entire nation, rather than just leaving it to the people who fought.”
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