Saturday, May 14, 2016

Armed Forces

Did you that May is Military Appreciation Month?
It celebrates a variety of military related events throughout the month including next Saturday's Armed Forces Day and ending with Memorial Day Weekend. 

Located on the north side of the library is the "Conway Honor Roll" intended as "A Tribute to Those Who Served in the World War. 1917-1919" This is what we now think of World War One and in 2017 we will remember the 100th anniversary of the United States entering that war.

To prepare for this anniversary we are going to research all of the names on this plaque. (click on the image to enlarge it so you can read the names)
We would like your help in this project. If you are related to any of these folks please comment us below (this means you Brian Wiggin!)
We would love to make copies of any photos you have and learn about stories you can relate.
We also are looking for volunteers to help research the names through our Conway Library subscription to genealogy databases and files and books.

There is at least one women's name on the list and we would like to learn more about her.
We have access to the World War 1 draft registration cards. (click on the image to enlarge it so you can read it). From this card we can learn that Bobbins was born in, and still a citizen of, Russia. He was a laborer at the Conway Lumber Company. He was single, of medium height, and stout build.
It appears he was illiterate as he made his mark with an x and had the registrar witness it.


I recently visited the Conway Village Cemetery to see the grave of Charles E. Moulton, one of the two names with stars next to them indicating they died in service. As part of this project we could photograph and record the location of these veterans.
Let's honor these brave people who defended our liberty by remembering who they are.

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