Local war history in spotlight

BENNINGTON - The Bennington Branch of the American Association of University Women and Bennington Performing Arts Center will co-sponsor “Bennington in WWII: Women and Men who Served,” on Sunday, November 14, at 2 pm. The event will be staged at BPAC and will feature four readers, including Tony Marro, who will read from his book “Bennington in World War II,” recently published by The History Press. Pictures of the people being described will be displayed on the theater’s screen, accompanied by music from the war years.
The program will also discuss some of the long-term changes brought about by the war including women taking jobs previously held primarily by men and the large number of veterans who were able to attend college because of tuition and other benefits provided by the GI Bill of Rights.
The event is free but donations are welcome and will be split between BPAC and AAUW’s Local Scholarship Fund, in honor of the thousands of people who benefited from the scholarships provided by the GI Bill. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to BPAC.

The Deerfield Valley News

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