A reading and discussion program for Veterans

Talking Service Is for You!

Friday, December 20th, 2013 @ 12:19PM

You’ve done your military service and had experiences that can be hard to talk about with family and friends at home. Would you value the chance to get together with other veterans—your peers—to talk about issues and ideas that are on your mind? Then Talking Service, a reading and discussion…

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Talking Service
in Action

Read about recent Talking Service activities in the Chicago area. Activities include discussions of literary works and special seasonal events....

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Book Launch Draws a Crowd

On December 4, 2013, the Great Books Foundation and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library cohosted the national book launch...

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Talking Service Program Launches in New York

The New York Council for the Humanities will partner with the Great Books Foundation to launch Serving: Standing Down in...

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Upcoming Discussions

Join an ongoing Talking Service discussion group at a Vet Center near you! Read about currently scheduled events here. DuPage...

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Featured Video

Senator Dick Durbin Endorses Standing Down

Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 3:05PM

In a recorded message, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin congratulated the Great Books Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities on the publication of Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian. Senator Durbin said, “These historical presentations, going back to Homer,...