On Thursday, November 7, Guilford Poets Guild member Norman Thomas Marshall was awarded the 2019 National Veterans Gold Medal for Drama from the Department of Veteran Affairs for his dramatic portrayal of abolitionist John Brown. He also won the local Connecticut award for Humorous Poetry.
These prestigious awards are presented annually for achievements by veterans in visual arts, dance, drama, music, poetry and writing. The event was held at VA Connecticut Healthcare System’s West Haven campus.
Marhsall is pictured here with Linda Accordino, Associate Director for Patient Care Services at Connecticut VA Healthcare System.