The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will host a Veterans Appreciation talk, “Birth of a New Idea,” by Chaplain (Colonel) Janet Horton on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Chaplain Horton will share her remarkable experiences and how her deep faith in the promises of the Gospel and the idea of unselfish service brought her to change minds and hearts of many in the military.
There is no fee to attend the talk. For those who want to visit the galleries, admission to the museum is always free for veterans and active-duty military as part of the Blue Stars Museum program. On this day, those accompanying veterans will also receive free admission to the museum.
About Chaplain Horton:
Chaplain Horton was recently inducted into the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall for Fame as one of the first women Army Chaplains. She is also the first woman promoted to colonel in the Army Chaplain Corps. Horton served in the Army for 28 years and during this time supervised religious support for Joint Task Forces in Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo. Additionally she was present at the Pentagon on 9/11 and was part of a chaplain’s team that prayed with victims and aided families.
An accomplished author, Horton wrote “Cracking the Camouflage Ceiling: Faith Persistence and Progress in the Army Chaplaincy During the Early Integration of Women in the Military.”
Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.