Richard Claypoole, Vietnam veteran and former director of the Office of the Federal Register at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, will facilitate “Coming Home: The Toll of War,” a program that explores the experiences of veterans returning home following World War I and how they compare with today’s veterans’ experience.

The two-part program will take place from 1 to 4:15 p.m. June 20 at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave.

Part one, beginning at 1 p.m., will discuss “Soldier’s Home” by Ernest Hemingway. This fictional context provides for a conversation regarding the lives of veterans returning home after WWI and how that compares with today’s veterans’ experience. The story is available at

Part two, beginning at 2:45 p.m., is a viewing and discussion of “License to Remember,” the Delaware Humanities Forum’s 17-minute film focusing on the homecoming reception received by some of Delaware’s Vietnam War veterans and how this experience of returning from war has changed in the last 100 years.

Admission is free and open to the public.