Saturday, November 13, 2010

Theater of War and the annual meeting of the Maine Humanities Council

Friday I had the honor and opportunity to participate on a discussion panel after a performance of Theater of War in Washington, D.C. This discussion and event more than moved me to tears. It put me in touch with the Heart of the American Solider I still have within me. I am whole, I am complete, I am proud to be a Combat Veteran, and I highly recommend everyone: Citizen and Soldier (Sailor, Airman, or Marine) to find a way to see one of these performances. It was both healing and engaging and better than any medicine or therapy the VA has put me through. God Bless our VA clinicians that were present and those caregivers who attended this Annual meeting of the Maine Humanities Council. I won't forget it. Thank you Dr. Gala True and Colonel Robert Patrick for the invite!

Click here to Watch the Theater of War trailer

Click here to read the agenda from the annual meeting of the Main Humanities Council: 2010 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC

God Bless everyone who made this event special for me and as always, God Bless our Service Men and Women wherever they are in the world today!

Sam Console

1st Lieutenant, Combat Engineers (DAV)

2 comments:

  1. Dear Lt. Console,

    I attended the Literature and Humanities Conference and had the pleasure of watching the Theater of War performance and the subsequent panel on which you spoke. Thank you.

    Thank you for your presence and your service, for your insightful words and the willingness to share them, for your humanity and for the approachable way in which you spoke to me and others afterwards.

    I was very much moved to tears because of your experience, and felt a pang of shame and disgust for the multiple ways in which our country and our community--myself included--have failed you and other veterans--failed to respect and care and demonstrate compassion and provide adequate services to you and your family.

    I am looking forward to your book, and I wish you the best of health and happiness.

    Deeply appreciative,
    Kris Slesar

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  2. Kris,
    Every hug and smile I received makes me feel that much more NOT alone. I'm so glad to have met you and really do feel cared for and cared about. Thank you so much for writing. I hope I can get the book out by March. Publishing is such a tricky business. Please pass the word along as my true intention is to help Vets now that I can no longer serve in our Armed Forces.
    Faithfully,
    Sam

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