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The Italian American Veterans Museum is proud to present
Kabul Dolls: A tale of dreams deferred in war-torn Afghanistan

As told by Army Major Lorenzo A. Fiorentino (Ret.)

3 p.m. • Saturday, April 27, 2019
Italian American Veterans Museum
3800 Division St., Stone Park

Sponsored by the American Legion Post 335 & VFW Post 5979

 

While Major Lorenzo Fiorentino was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, from March 2004 to March 2005, he noticed that the Afghan people could make just about anything. Within weeks, he organized a bazaar at his military base where local vendors could sell their wares, stimulating the economy and giving the soldiers an opportunity to buy gifts to mail home to loved ones. One day, one of his soldiers introduced him to a widow who pitched him on the idea of organizing fellow Afghan women to create and sell dolls representing the various tribes of Afghanistan. And that’s where our cautionary tale truly begins.

The museum will be open for viewing at 2 p.m. with light refreshments available, and the presentation will begin at 3 p.m. sharp.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome, and RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST. Please call 708-338-0690 and leave your name, phone number and the number of people in your party.

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