Mars Hill University will host a Veterans' Reception on April 25 in Bentley Fellowship Hall from 3 to 5 pm. The reception will honor all veterans living in Madison County, and especially those who took part in a recent public history project to record veterans' memories.
The reception will be hosted by History Instructor Patrick Cash and students in his public history course, who have conducted numerous interviews during the spring 2016 semester. The interviews at MHU this semester were a joint effort of the history department, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at MHU, and a number of community partners, including Mars Hill Baptist Church and Madison County Veterans Services.
"Mars Hill students are welcoming veterans to our campus in an effort to recognize and thank them for their service," Cash said. "We especially want to recognize those who have helped us with this project to preserve their memories, and we would like to encourage other veterans to participate in future semesters."
The reception program will include student presentations, as well as portions of interviews that have been conducted on campus with Madison County veterans.
Transportation can be arranged for veterans who do not have a way to attend the event. Please contact Cash for more information about the event, or to arrange for transportation, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 828-689-1581.