War Memorials, Our Community: 7 Wars

April 28, 2017-January 20, 2018

As United States Citizens we celebrate our independence and freedom. These liberties were and continue to be made possible by those serving in our military. This exhibit will highlight local men and women throughout history that have served in wartime, foreign and domestic, protecting the rights of fellow countrymen to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Not only do we owe a debt of gratitude to those who put their life in harm’s way for our independence, but also to those who remained behind on the home front. Although they weren’t in battle they continued to serve, picking up where our soldiers had to leave off and devoting their time and energy to caring for those wounded soldiers.

We introduce this exhibit in honor of those who fought and those who bore the burden of war on the home front.

A telegram notifying the family of Edward G. Sharpe’s death in the Vietnam War.  L1999.166.001

A telegram notifying the family of Edward G. Sharpe’s death in the Vietnam War. 

L1999.166.001

Civil War-Era Bullets 2000.019.020   The Sequestrian Act of the Confederacy allowed for the seizure of the Ducktown Copper Mines and the Cleveland Copper Rolling Mill, the only sources of copper in the South, needed for artillery.

Civil War-Era Bullets

2000.019.020

 

The Sequestrian Act of the Confederacy allowed for the seizure of the Ducktown Copper Mines and the Cleveland Copper Rolling Mill, the only sources of copper in the South, needed for artillery.

 
War ration booklet administered during World War I.  2009.002.001

War ration booklet administered during World War I. 

2009.002.001

English Tanks and American soldiers readying for battle during WWI.  1999.009.009

English Tanks and American soldiers readying for battle during WWI. 

1999.009.009

War Memorials is proudly sponsored by: