From the trials and tribulations of fighter pilots in World War II to the myths found in current war-based video games, Honoring Our Veterans, held Nov. 10, offers something for everyone.
Learn about life in the cockpit of a B-24 Bomber during World War II from Kansan Joanne Emerick, author of Courage Before Every Danger. She speaks at 11am in Marvin Auditorium. She will be bringing World War II veterans as her special guests.
Army majors bust some military myths at a 4pm panel held in The Edge. The military misperceptions brought about by war-based video games, like Call of Duty, will be discussed by three majors from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Maj. Maurice Alsing(logistics officer), Maj. Chris Lane(infantry) and Maj. Hubert Huey Stephens(military intelligence) – all active duty – will also speak about their deployments and the possibility of returning to the battlefield. Bring your questions.
Check out historical firearms, Jeeps, trucks, cannons, motorcycles, and our men in uniform from 2-6pm in the library parking lot and rotunda.
The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a landmark library, and features the Millennium Café, Chandler Booktique, the Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery, meeting rooms, and free computer training, including Facebook classes. Hours: Mon. through Fri. 9:00am to 9:00 pm, Sat. 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from Noon to 9 pm.