Thursday, May 21, 2015

Remembering Memorial Day

The Henney History Room of the Conway Public Library has a number of resources for those interested in honoring veterans. We have a collection of books and archives that cover all eras for American military service. Especially interesting for locals is the record book for the Custer post number 47 of the GAR listing the names of 71 members along with information of their age, birthplace, occupation, service records, nature of wounds received and so on. The library also has the original silk flag from the Custer post and memorabilia and stories of cannonballs and parrot shells.

Of a more dramatic nature is this book, Sparks for the Camp Fire. Lusciously illustrated, the subtitle lists its contents as "Heroic deeds, brave encounters, desperate battles, bold achievements, reckless daring, lofty patriotism, terrible suffering and wondrous fortitude..." 

Enjoy your holiday and thank a veteran for their service. 

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