The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation (NJVVMF) will host its 15th Annual Interdisciplinary Forum on the Vietnam Era on Friday, October 11, 2013, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Robert B. Meyner Reception Center located off Exit 116 on the Garden State Parkway in Holmdel, NJ.
This year’s Forum is entitled, "We Were There Too: The Evolution of Women’s Roles in Conflict". Forum panelists will focus on the roles that women have played during periods of military conflict, which have experienced a dramatic evolution.
In order to highlight this evolution, panelists include women who served “in country” during Vietnam, those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and women who provided home front support. Panelists include combat nurses, an “Army brat” who supported her father, siblings and Vietnam Veteran husband from the home front and recent female veterans who have served in leadership positions in the recent conflicts in the Middle East.
Registration and a continental breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at the Robert B. Meyner Reception Center.
The NJVVMF is a registered New Jersey Professional Development provider. For any teachers interested in attending the forum, five hours of credit is offered towards their Professional Development requirement. Registration for the event is $70 for non-members, and $50 for NJVVMF members. Contact Sarah Hagarty at email@example.com, (732) 335-003 x.104 for more information or to register.
The forum schedule for the day includes:
8 a.m.: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Welcome Remarks
8:45 a.m.: Women on the Home Front: Support Systems
10 a.m.: Women Who Served During Vietnam
11:10 a.m.: Women Serving in More Recent Conflicts
12:50 p.m.: Comparison Panel Featuring the Day’s Panelists
2 p.m.: Brainstorming Session for Educators, Certificate Distribution and Feedback
3 p.m.: Opportunity to Tour the Vietnam Era Museum
"Women play a pivotal role in any war, whether at home or serving in conflict. Our servicewomen, mothers and wives all have powerful personal stories to share, " says Bill Linderman, Executive Director, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation. "We are honored to have panelists representing the many generations of women who have served and continue to serve today. Join us as we open our minds and hearts to these amazing women."
About The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation offers a meaningful and engaging experience that recognizes the sacrifices, courage and valor of Vietnam veterans and that encourages and fosters a thorough understanding of the Vietnam Era including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects, which affected the United States, and especially New Jersey.
The NJVVMF's Museum & Educational Center is located adjacent to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial off the Garden State Parkway at exit 116 in Holmdel, NJ. Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and by special appointment. Admission is $7 adults; $5 senior citizens and students; and children 10 years of age or younger and veterans and active military personnel are free. For more information on the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, visit www.njvvmf.org or call (732) 335-0033.