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 nine years after his capture, Thompson was greeted only by his wife, Alyce. Neglected by his country and forgotten by his young children, Jim and his painful reunion with Alyce are the subjects of Glory Denied, an achingly beautiful story of life 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.