Montgomery County Public Libraries, in partnership with the County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs, will host “A Conversation with Everett Alvarez Jr.,” on Tuesday, November 16 at the Rockville Memorial Library, beginning at 7 p.m.. The library is located at 21 Maryland Ave.
A Rockville resident, Alvarez was the first American aviator shot down over North Vietnam and was held as a prisoner of war for eight and a half years. He went on to serve as deputy director of the Peace Corps, deputy administrator of the Veterans Administration and vice president for government services with the Hospital Corporation of America. Currently, he is chair of the VA CARES Commission.
Alvarez has co-authored two books: "Chained Eagle," with Anthony S. Pitch, about his captivity; and "Code of Conduct/An Inspirational Story of Self-Healing by the Famed Ex-POW and War Hero," with Samuel Schreiner, about his return and life afterward. The program is free, and registration is not required.
To request ADA program accommodations, at least five work days in advance, or to receive more information, call the Rockville Memorial Library, 240-777-0140; 301-897-2203 (TTY).
For more information and a complete listing of upcoming library programs and events, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library or call Ask-a-Librarian, 240-777-0007.
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Media contact: Bonnie Ayers, 240-777-6507
Program contact: Michele Sellars, 240-777-0196