Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Did you know? : Franklin County Tribute to Veterans

Several years ago, Franklin County attempted to record the stories of many of our veterans for the use of the school and library in educating future generations about the men and women who fought for our country. 

Those interviews have now been transferred to DVDs and are available for checkout from the Franklin County Library

I (Julie) have watched a few of them and they are truly fascinating.  I learned bits of history that I had never heard before and was able to see into the minds of young men who were leaving home for the first time and finding out just how vast our world is.  Some of the men served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, while others were enlisted during peace time.  These interviews are truly a treasure, especially since many of the men have now passed away. 

Included are interviews with:
  • Charles Teague
  • Charles Parker
  • George Wims
  • H.G. Birdsong
  • J.W. Mauldin
  • Joe Scott
  • Bo Wafford
  • M.P. Long
  • Bob Spearman
  • .... and many, many more
DVD check outs are for two days.  If you do not have a library card, simply bring in an ID and we will get you one!  I hope that you will make use of this local treasure!

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