November Honors Veterans

The US Veterans Project – Library has developed a slate of programs in November. These programs will honor our veterans and provide information to the public about various aspects of the United States military. All programs will begin at 6 pm. They are free and open to the public.

Friday, November 8 – Don Nass
Don Nass is a life-long Jefferson resident and veteran of World War II. His parents ran the Home Lumber Company in Jefferson building homes and delivering ice. Don graduated in 1943 from Jefferson High School and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as the top gunner, called the CFC (Central Fire Control), in a B29 Superfortress stationed on Guam in Marianna Islands. Their mission was to bomb Japan. Following the war, Don ran his parent’s lumberyard business and then eventually went into financial services. Don’s Bomb Group was featured in the 1995 PBS documentary “Bomber Boys” narrated by Ernst Hemingway’s son Jack, a World War II veteran himself.

Tuesday, November 12 – Women’s Marine Corp.
Col. Wendy Goyette, USMC, will discuss the 100 years of the Women’s Marine Corp.

Wednesday, November 13 – US Coast Guard
Lt. Gurthler will discuss the role of the Coast Guard in the U.S. Military

Thursday, November 14 – Scott Carmichael
Scott Carmichael, USN – Retired and author of the book Moon Men Return: USS Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts will discuss the role of the U.S. Military in early space exploration.

Friday, November 15 – A Day With Honor Flight
Kent Rice and Howard Hadlui will describe the experience of Honor Flight, an organization that takes U.S. Veterans of WWII and Korea to visit war memorials in Washington D.C.