Thursday, March 20, 7:00 pm
Veterans Issues: From the Civil War to Today
With a Special Introduction by Congressman Mike Michaud, Ranking Member,
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
How to care for veterans, and contend with the many issues resulting from
war-related service and combat, has been a theme throughout history. Maine
was a leader in providing services to veterans immediately following the
Civil War—Togus, now Maine’s VA Hospital, originated as a veterans’ home
in 1866. A panel of experts draws the threads from Civil War-era veterans’
affairs to what today’s servicemen and women returning home face.
Congressman Mike Michaud will introduce the program and moderate a
discussion between the panelists. The panelists include: Togus historian
Donald Beattie, author of two volumes (and working on a third) on the
hospital’s history; Ryan Lilly, Director, Maine VA Healthcare System; and
Amy Marcotte, Team Leader, Sanford Vet Center, who served in the United
States Army with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division, deployed to both
Somalia and Haiti.
NOTE: There is limited seating for this event. Please register at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/571794. Please arrive by 6:45pm to
secure your reserved seat.
Come early and explore the museum exhibition This Rebellion: Maine and the