Soldiers to Share their Stories at 9/11 Tribute Center
The 9/11 Tribute Center and the NYU Creative Writing Program will present Soldiers' Stories from the Front, An Evening of Veterans Reading Their Writing, on Monday, November 5 at 6:30 pm, at the 9/11 Tribute Center, 120 Liberty Street in lower Manhattan.
This program, being held in recognition of Veterans' Day, will feature young veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and who are now participants in the Veterans Writing Workshop, part of the Creative Writing Program at New York University. Each Saturday they gather to work on fiction and non-fiction pieces they have written about their experiences at war.
"The goal of the workshop is to offer veterans an opportunity to express themselves on paper, to cultivate a voice with which to bear witness and tell their stories, to be heard, and to record their experiences in combat and afterward," said Deborah Landau, director of The NYU Creative Writing Program. "What stories do they have to share? What did they see and how did they feel? How have their combat experiences impacted them? How have they been changed by war?"
The program will be introduced by Tribute docent, Bobby Johann, a retired Lieutenant of the Fire Department of New York, 21 Engine, and former helicopter pilot in Vietnam.
The 9/11 Tribute Center originated this program in 2010 in tribute to the members of the military who have served our country since the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Tribute Center encourages members of the 9/11 community and the public to support our military by attending and having an opportunity to better understand the personal stories of their experiences both overseas and at home.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm a seat.
About the 9/11 Tribute Center and the NYU Student Resource Center
The 9/11Tribute Center is located at 120 Liberty Street along the south side of the World Trade Center site. The center was created by the September 11th Families' Association to share the personal stories of victims, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers, and residents of Lower Manhattan. By engaging visitors in the authentic experiences of those most affected by the events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, the center's five galleries and its walking tour program convey the courage, grief, and heroism of those who responded to the tragedy and the steps taken towards working for a more peaceful world by many of those impacted by the events.
The Student Resource Center at NYU works to support our community of veterans and students in the military at NYU by providing services, resources and programs to help students become connected within the NYU Community. The Student Resource Center serves as a resource for all students at NYU and specifically includes resources for Students with Children, Commuter and Off-Campus Students, Transfer and Transitioning Students, Graduate Students and Students in the Military.