May 18, 2024

Osceola Public Library plans Memorial Day Veteran’s Program

Memorial Day Veteran’s program at the Osceola Public Library on Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Through Humanities Iowa, Sara Maniscalco Robinson, president and CEO of the Iowa Veteran’s Perspective, will do a presentation on veterans.

Maniscalco Robinson, a Boone, Iowa native has served in the Iowa National Guard since 1997 as a broadcast journalist. This service has enabled her to travel the world and learn about story telling in some of the worlds harshest climates, including winters in Germany and Kosovo and summers in El Salvador and Egypt.

In 2007, Maniscalco Robinson was asked to volunteer to interview some veterans to help The Iowa Gold Star Museum on a video project for their upcoming POW exhibit. What started as a volunteer opportunity quickly evolved into a mission to interview our nations heroes before the stories of their service are lost with the veterans who carry them.

Maniscalco Robinson founded the Iowa Veterans’ Perspective in 20017 in hopes of continuing the veteran storytelling program. She often presents to churches, veteran’s groups, youth camps and much more. She focuses on letting the veterans tell their own stories through her powerful videos using historical photos and video to better tell the story. Her passion for storytelling and ability to speak with veterans in their own language makes her the perfect catalyst for veteran and civilians to connect with each other.