UMF students to host meal for veterans


UMF students developed a logo to announce a meal for veterans and their families. (Submitted photo) 

FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington students will host a dinner for veterans and their families from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Old South Church on Main Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Peace studies first-year seminar students are studying the nature of war and wanted to put together a special dinner for military veterans and their families to welcome them and show they care.

Students planned the community dinner with a menu that includes vegetarian and turkey chili, corn bread, salad, pie and ice cream.

Along with planning, serving, cooking and cleanup, students designed a logo for the event.

Sixteen students are involved in the seminar led by Doug Rawlings. As part of the course, students study the philosophy of nonviolent direct action and its applications in the United States and elsewhere. They have been reading about and discussing the nature of war and some specific wars, predominantly the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. One requirement of the course is participation in a community project of their choosing.

For more information, or to offer a food item or donation, please contact Doug Rawlings at [email protected]