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Author to look at America’s views of wars, veterans in SCLD website presentation

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The Spokane County Library District will host an online presentation on America’s relationships to wars and veterans titled “Sometimes Heroes: America’s Changing Relationship with its Veterans” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 27.

The presentation is by Jeb Wyman, who has been a faculty member at Seattle Central College for more than 20 years. He interviewed more than 70 veterans for his book “What They Signed Up For: True Stories by Ordinary Soldiers.”

Wyman will look at the differences between how veterans are treated now – often with cheers and “Support our Troops” bumper stickers – compared with the shunning of service members during the Vietnam War. He’ll also examine the treatment of soldiers after World War I and the Korean War.

The program is free but registration is required by visiting scld.org/sometimes-heroes.

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