AETN is proud to partner with the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History to host a veterans appreciation event on Veterans Day (observed) Monday, Nov. 12.
This event will showcase Arkansas veteran organizations and their services and include screenings of AETN’s “Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works” digital shorts.
“Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works” is a digital content and engagement initiative focusing on successful examples of veterans “finding what works” to overcome personal challenges in transitioning from active duty to civilian life. AETN is sharing content focusing on specific topics related to veterans weekly through Nov. 23 on Facebook and at aetn.org/veteranscominghome.
The shorts, featuring Arkansas veterans and their connected support organizations, shown during the veterans appreciation event will include:
A special broadcast that includes the locally produced Arkansas veterans’ stories will premiere Monday, Nov 12, at 7 p.m. and repeat at 7:30 p.m. on AETN.
The MacArthur Museum will host an additional Veterans Day program, “Baseball and the American Flag,” Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Baseball legend Rick Monday, who served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves while playing Major League Baseball, will share his story of stopping two would-be protesters from setting an American flag on fire during a game at Dodger Stadium in April 1976 while playing for the Chicago Cubs. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Children’s Theater of the Arkansas Arts Center, adjacent to the military museum in MacArthur Park.
“Veterans Coming Home" is a collaborative, multiplatform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
Veterans Day Appreciation Event, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
509 E. 9th St., Little Rock
“Baseball and the American Flag” Program, 7 p.m.
Children’s Theater of the Arkansas Arts Center
509 E. 9th St., Little Rock (adjacent to MacArthur Museum)