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Sharon Veterans

The Sharon Public Library Veterans Group meets at the library on the second Monday of every month from 10:00 to 11:30am. In additon to general conversation, we host guest speakers, movies, and other presentations. Coffee and light refreshments are offered. For more details, please contact Russ Terry at

Professor Daniel Leclerc presents "The Human Face of the Great War," Thursday, April 20, 5:45-8:00pm
  • The unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggered all involved; raised doubts about dominant military strategy; and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature and contemporary geo-political reality. The shock waves of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering resonates to this day. Professor Leclerc's presentation will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, key campaigns and battles, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine, and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief (then and now), and selected representations of art and literature of this tragic war. Doors open at 5:45; Professor Leclerc will begin at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be served.
Professor Daniel Leclerc presents "Korea: The Forgotten War," Thursday, September 14, 5:45-8:00pm
  • The Korean War was a tragic conflict in which American soldiers were rapidly deployed with little training, inadequate weapons, and a minimal understanding of Korean culture and fighting methods. They faced very difficult mountainous terrain, in either frigid or very hot weather, against large numbers of well-trained North Korean and Chinese soldiers. American soldiers fought hard with great courage and tenacity and experienced a very high casualty rate. In this talk, Professor Leclerc will examine major policy and strategic decisions, the tactics used by both sides, the tenuous relationship between President Truman and General MacArthur, and the victories and defeats on both sides. Doors open at 5:45; Professor Leclerc will begin at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be served.