Sharing the Story — Remembering World War II, a Program at the Cecilton Library

Mr. Hurshel W. Shan, Sr., World War II Veteran 86th Division enjoys a parade in Gettysburg, PA in 2013

Mr. Hurshel W. Shank, Sr., World War II Veteran, 86th Division enjoys a parade in Gettysburg, PA in 2013

Seventy years have passed by since World War II ended.  Over those rapidly passing decades, many of the stories of the warriors on the frontline and the families and communities on the home front have been told while some remained untold.  But far too many are now being lost to the passage of time as we start to depend on the tradition-bearers of the community and family to carry the narratives on down the line for a new generation.

It is time for sharing the personal tales of the course of events that changed the world, as one age gives way to another.  And that is what the Cecilton Library is going to down in a “Remembering World War II,” program, give you a chance to be part of the conservation.

The free event takes places at the Cecilton Library February 10 at 6:30 p.m.  You are invited to participate or just listen to gain greater understanding as we hear about the experiences of the men and women who lived through this historic period.

This is a lively, engaging community approach, designed to help more people know about the time and you are welcome to share accounts of the men and women who fought for our freedom, as they were passed down.  Too, you are also welcome to just listen to the community dialogue, while we collectively reflect and explore the subject.

There are stories you will want to hear, and public historian Mike Dixon will moderate the dialogue,  But you and the other patrons are invited to take the lead, sharing the tales of the greatest generation, while we pay tribute to a vanishing generation of veterans and disappearing memories.  Mike will facilitate the session, providing context for the shared community evening and keep things moving.

Remember, everyone has a story, a special gift from earlier times that should be retold, so it doesn’t fade in time.

For additional information or to register for the program click here

Carpooling on the home front saved resources for troops during World War II.  source:  Oregon State Archives.

Carpooling on the home front saved resources for troops during World War II. source: Oregon State Archives.

 

 

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