Veterans Day Luncheon with Colonel Fred Johnson* (Adults)
November 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am
November 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
(Adults) "Five Wars: A Soldiers Journey to Peace-” Fred Johnson served in the Army for 29 years and deployed to war four times: twice to Iraq and once each to Afghanistan and Bosnia. However, his most dangerous war, and the one that nearly killed him, was his fifth war, the one at home. In this talk, Johnson will speak to his state of mind struggling with PTSD and contemplation of suicide. Johnson discusses the events and experiences that brought him to the point of self destruction and how he was healed with the help of mental health professionals, friends, the arts, and a renewed sense of purpose through community service. Johnson concludes the talk with how he will stay healthy and pass his lessons learned on to others. Funded in part by Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. Free luncheon provided. Space is limited. At the Main Library.