Join Starbucks CEO, Philanthropy Northwest member and longtime veterans’ advocate Howard Schultz and National Book Award finalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post as they share first hand about what they learned from visiting Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other bases to speak with veterans about the acts of uncommon valor on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, and of their vital contributions once they return home, drawing on their leadership skills and commitment to service. These powerful, unforgettable stories demonstrate just how indebted we are to those who protect us and what they have to offer our nation when their military service is done.
According to Schultz, with more than 600,000 veterans in Washington state — with the majority from recent conflicts — reconnecting with this generation of the military is now more important than ever for an integrated country.
Unlike decades past, less than 1% of Americans have served in military conflicts over the past decade and according to Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, this is creating a gap between veterans, active-duty servicemembers, and regular civilians.
Presented by: Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of its Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m. The event begins at 7:30. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.