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Honoring U.S. Veterans: Letter From Italy, 1944 With Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely

November 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


A soldier’s story told in poetry and music with Guilford Poet Society member Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely honoring her father, World War II veteran Dr. John Meneely, who served in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. In his letters home during the war, Dr. Meneely described the dread, injury and loss that he experienced during his service; the terror and carnage proved to be more than he could withstand. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) had not been defined in his lifetime but it has affected generations of veterans nevertheless. Nancy Meneely and her sister, composer Sarah Meneely-Kyder have created an oratorio to honor their father which Nancy will share with audience members on Saturday, November 12th at 10:30 a.m. at the Essex Library.

This program is free and open to all. Copies of the poetry book Letter From Italy, 1944 will be free for all veterans in attendance. Please call the Essex Library to register or for more information at (860) 767-1560. The Library is located at 33 West Avenue in Essex.


November 12, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Essex Library
33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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