Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to Honor Veterans

Nov 2, 2017

Cowles Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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CHESTERTON - The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is honoring the nation's Veterans with a film and short presentation. Bruce Rowe, Supervisory Park Ranger and Public Information Officer says the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore began offering programs honoring veterans and "Veterans Day" last year with a presentation about air craft carrier training that took place on Lake Michigan.

"This year we wanted to do something different and when most people think of Veterans' Day they don't think of women and their service and certainly when they think of the Vietnam War they don't think of women, but there were women there, not in combat roles, but as nurses, Rowe says."  "We actually found a really neat video on Vietnam nurses.  It interviews eight different nurses and what their experiences were working in the combat zone."

The documentary, “Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delaney” will be shown in the auditorium. The film reveals the stories of the women who served in the Vietnam era. The story includes personal accounts from eight nurses who helped save the lives of soldiers and saw firsthand the horrors of war.

"So we're going to have that as our film on Saturday, November 11th at 2 p.m. at the Visitors Center in order to honor our veterans, not just those from the Vietnam era, but " all veterans of this country," Rowe says.

The program is being shown in the auditorium.