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Norwalk Public Library Event Shares Stories Of Service

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NORWALK, Conn. -- To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 and the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Norwalk Public Library will participate in “Be the Difference – Never Again,” created by Elizabeth Bettina Nicolosi.

The goal of the event is to learn about those who risked their lives to save others and to inspire people to take action. There will be a series of documentary and movie screenings and book readings with discussions that follow.

The first, a PBS documentary “Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in American History,” is part of a series produced by PBS focusing on veterans. “Stories of Service” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Main Auditorium, moderated by Nicolosi.

“Debt of Honor,” directed by six-time Emmy Award-winning director Ric Burns, debuted on PBS in November 2015. A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans in the U.S., this feature length film takes an unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, and features moving interviews with some of our country’s disabled veterans.

“The goal of this film is to try and understand the realities disabled veterans have faced throughout history, and continue to face today,” said Burns. “There is a real necessity to bridge the gap between civilians and the military. It is our hope that this film will encourage a candid discussion in communities across the country and create an understanding and awareness of the sacrifices involved in military service.”

“Be the Difference – Never Again,” is an initiative to inspire people to take action in their lives to help others, by focusing on events in history that demonstrate the power an individual has to make a difference in someone’s life. By focusing on positive actions, “Never Again” is possible.

This program is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Cynde Bloom Lahey, Director of Library Information Services, at 203-899-2780 ext. 15133, or clahey@norwalkpubliclibrary.org.

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