Gaston County Public Library

Honorable People and the Stalemate War: A Vietnam War Film and Lecture Series

Honorable People and the Stalemate War: A Vietnam War Film and Lecture Series


Resources for Gaston County Veterans with Kurt Geske

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Kurt Geske, Director of the Gaston County Department of Veterans Services, returns with a second presentation specifically for veterans and their families about veterans services. Geske will also discuss pending legislation that will impact a significant number of veterans who receive health care and other benefits from the VA.

The Vietnam War: Episode 8 – “The History of the World” (April 1969–May 1970)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
In this episode, the news breaks that an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers has occurred. In its aftermath, the public debates the morality of the war, while a raid into Cambodia reignites antiwar protests with tragic consequences.

Author Visit – Jack McCabe

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Local Vietnam War veteran and local author Jack McCabe will discuss his book, When We Came Home: How The Vietnam War Changed Those Who Served. The book will be available on site for purchase for signing.

The Vietnam War: Episode 10 - “The Weight of Memory” (March 1973–Onward) with Jack McCabe

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Local author and veteran Jack McCabe will discuss the aftermath of the Vietnam War, followed by Episode 10 of the documentary series which discusses Saigon’s rapid descent and collapse, and the continued search for healing and reconciliation, nearly 40 years later.