Join the discussion on Patriotism & Protest with film screening, book talk

Watch and discuss an Academy award-winning film about the Vietnam War’s effect on a small town and discuss a bestseller about World War II veterans during upcoming events in the Patriotism & Protest program.

These events are free and open to the public.

Watch the 1978 film “The Deer Hunter,” starring Robert De Niro, which examines how the Vietnam War affected a small industrial town in Pennsylvania and discuss it with the group at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Birchard Public Library, 423 Croghan St., Fremont.

Dustin McLochlin, Hayes Presidential Library & Museums curator, and Kevin Lause, Birchard Public Library assistant, will lead the discussion.

Then on Sunday, Feb. 3, discuss the book “The Greatest Generation” by journalist Tom Brokaw. The book shares the compelling stories of those who survived the Great Depression, served in World War II and went on to build modern America.

Up to 50 copies of this book will be given to veterans for free. For information or to obtain a free book for veterans, contact McLochlin at 419-332-2081, ext. 230, or [email protected]

These events are part of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ Patriotism & Protest program.

Patriotism & Protest examines what it means to be patriotic and how protesting might fit into the ideals of patriotism. The program includes several events to engage the public, including veterans, in discussion about historic and current issues related to patriotism. For a full schedule of Patriotism & Protest events, visit rbhayes.org.

Patriotism & Protest is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/exhibition/program/website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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