Perspectives - 50 Years of Conflicts
Oct
22
1:00 PM13:00

Perspectives - 50 Years of Conflicts

Location: Piedmont American Legion Hall, 101 Pine St, Piedmont
A roundtable discussion by veterans from multiple conflicts.

Moderator: MSG Kristi "Cricket" Palmer, CPS - Master Religious Affairs NCO - South Dakota National Guard

Ted Sigman: Korean War
Jerry Lolley:  Vietnam War
Jerry Eisenbraun: Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan
Ken Kerfont:  Desert Storm, Iraq

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Battles on the Homefront: The Families of War
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Battles on the Homefront: The Families of War

Location: Erskine Building, Commissioners Meeting Room, 1300 Sherman Street, Sturgis
A roundtable discussion on the lasting effects of war on families. Moderated by Francie Ganje.

In this Roundtable, our contributors — including veterans, family members of veterans and members of organizations that support veterans — share their own stories, offer insights on the challenges facing returning veterans, and provide tips and resources on the kinds of support that families, friends and communities can offer veterans.

Presentors are Angela Sutton, Meade County Veteran's Service Officer;  Jerry W. Derr, Meade County HR Director, founder of Sergeant Colton Levi Derr Foundation, a veteran advocacy organization.; Troy Spear, 24 year veteran of US military serving nine tours, retired U.S. Marine; Dr. Dewely Ertz, clinical psychologist specialist with emphasis on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in treatment and research with application to treatment programs used by the Veteran's Administration.

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Cooking with Wine - Vietnamese & Asian Dishes
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Cooking with Wine - Vietnamese & Asian Dishes

Location: Belle Joli Sparkling House

The Sturgis Big Read is partnering with Belle Joli Sparkling House to offer a Cooking with Wine Class focused on traditional Vietnamese and Asian Dishes in honor of the Sturgis Big Read novel: The Things They Carried. The event will be held at Belle Joli on Thursday, October 5, from 6-8pm. Please RSVP to Belle Joli by _October 2nd___ at (605)347-9463 or online at EventBrite.

$25 per person for Wine club members (may bring guests for the same price)
$30 per person for Non wine club members
Includes your favorite glass of wine and inspired food.

Tickets are transferable and non-refundable.
 

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Vietnam Combat Vet Roundtable
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

Vietnam Combat Vet Roundtable

Location: Erskine Bulding - 1300 Sherman St, Sturgis
A round table of in-country combat vets moderated by Michael Fellner, PhD.

Bud Kopp, US Army
Bill Atyeo, US Marine Corps
J.C. Huckins, US Navy
John Price, US Navy
Alternate, Bill Cudmore, US Army. 

We are dedicating this event to the memory of Keith Marshall, US Army Medic, a committee member who was scheduled to be a part of this panel until his death on 9-13-17.

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