Alkek exhibit seeks to empower veterans

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By star.txstate.edu

In an effort to empower and raise student awareness of the veteran population at Texas State, an exhibit containing war memorabilia has been put on display on the first floor of Alkek Library.

The display features items collected by the veteran population at Texas State, and includes war medals, uniforms, newspapers and other memorabilia that date back as far as World War II. The exhibit, entitled “Memories from My Duffel Bag,” was put together through the efforts of university seminar lecturer Dana Holmes, whose steadfast devotion to uplifting veterans of the community is rooted in her husband’s experience as a Vietnam veteran.

“My husband’s a Vietnam veteran—Marine—and we’ve been on (a) journey of healing together almost 40 years. This was before we knew about PTSD, or anything like that, so I have educated myself as much as I could to see how to help my husband,” Holmes said.

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