The Frazier History Museum and Kentucky Opera present:
Welcoming Our Heroes Home: Bridging the Divide
An evening of conversation, camaraderie, and live performances exploring the journeys of local combat veterans, their families, and a community that welcomes them home. This discussion is inspired by Kentucky Opera’s upcoming performances of Glory Denied, based on the story of Colonel James Thompson, America’s longest held surviving prisoner of war. Upon returning home from Vietnam 9 years after his capture, Thompson was greeted only by his wife, Alyce. Neglected by his country, forgotten by his young children, Glory Denied is the achingly beautiful story of Jim and Alyce’s painful reunion in the aftermath of war.
Join us for an evening of discussion with local veterans sharing their personal experiences.
Free admission and pizza courtesy of Papa John’s Veteran Employee Resource Group