Veteran Speakers in the Classroom

Voices of Valor: Veteran Speakers Bureau

Enhance your next class with the First Division Museum’s Veteran Speakers Bureau. Our group of accomplished volunteer speakers can present on an array of military themed topics. Speakers may also implement the use of the First Division Museum History Trunk collection, incorporating artifacts and uniforms.

  • Vietnam War
  • Persian Gulf
  • Afghanistan

Choose a Style

The Presentation

The veteran will speak about his or her service for 40–45 minutes followed by a 15–20 minute question-and-answer period with the audience.

The Interview

Students or guests will be prepared in advance to ask questions of the veteran speaker. Due to the sensitive topics being discussed we ask that student’s questions are reviewed prior to the interview. Please remind students and guests that veterans have often experienced more trauma in their lives than most civilians.

Request a Speaker

For more information or to request a speaker for your school, please contact the Museum Education Coordinator at 630.260.8274 or

Please be ready to provide the following information when requesting a speaker:


  • Name of school
  • Date, time, and location
  • Audience profile: age, size, any topics of interest
  • Name, phone number, and email of point of contact