(Farmville, VA) –
On April 11, at 6:00 pm, Central Virginia Regional Library will host an exhibit opening, “Expanding the Audience for Veterans’ Voices,” featuring works written by military, veterans, and families about their experiences serving their country.
Dr. Michael Lund, Professor Emeritus of Longwood University, will begin the event with a brief presentation, “Shaking the Hand of History.” And Bedford County resident, Anita Carroll will recount how she wrote “My Gold Star Experience,” one of the works in the exhibit, and explain the therapeutic power of writing.
Dr. Lund’s project was funded by a Virginia Humanities’ “Discretionary Grant” for Spring 2023. His Home and Abroad program received an earlier Virginia Humanities award in 2019, which aided the printing and distribution of the written works of Southside Virginia veterans and their families.
Professor Lund founded Home and Abroad in 2015 to provide veterans with group and individual instruction in writing and to help citizens appreciate military history. “I feel that citizenship in a country with an all-volunteer military mandates civilian understanding of what is undertaken to protect the nation’s way of life,” Dr. Lund has stated. He served as an Army correspondent in Vietnam.