U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, fresh off a resounding victory in his bid for reelection Tuesday, will host his eighth annual Veterans Day town hall at 12 p.m. today in Abbot Hall.
Moulton, who was born in Salem and grew up in Marblehead, credited author Sebastian Junger for conceiving the idea for the own hall, which aims to “provide a forum for veterans to share the pride, grief, or quiet appreciation of life that war bestowed upon them and for non-veterans to listen and to learn.”
“At a Vets Town Hall event, veterans of any era who served in any capacity can stand before their community and speak about what it was like to serve their country,” said Moulton, a veteran of the Marine Corps who served four tours in Iraq, in a statement.
The first Vets Town Hall was held at Abbot Hall in 2015, and this year’s event will feature a number of guest speakers who will share their stories and experiences of service with the audience. Since its inception, Moulton and Junger have built the Vets Town Hall into a national movement, with communities across the nation hosting their own forums.