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Watch and Respond: A Film and Letter Writing Campaign

Aug 4

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Adult Programs

Watch Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, a documentary film featuring real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archival footage of the war and news coverage creates a highly personal experience of the war. Following the film Curator Kurt Sundstrom will lead a brief discussion and guests are invited to kick off the Currier’s letter writing campaign by writing a letter and compiling CARE packages for soldiers currently serving overseas. Here are some of the items we can include:

  • Gum
  • Movie size boxes of candy (no chocolate, please--it melts too easily)
  • Licorice, 1 pound bags
  • Hard candy: Mixed bags are most enjoyed
  • Packaged cookies- i.e. six per package (no home baked items)
  • Granola bars
  • 100-calorie snack packages
  • Beef jerky
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss
  • Bags of peanuts/trail mix
  • Hot chocolate
  • New pens and new writing paper/cards
  • New white tube socks
  • Dried fruit, power bars, water bottle flavoring packets
  • Hand warmers
  • Small games and playing cards

Please, no liquids, toiletries, or home baked items, including homemade trail mix.