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Check Your Attics, Danvillians, Items Sought For Veterans Day Display

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Women's Air Service Pilots (WASPs), World War II. Photo: U.S. Army Signal Corps

The Veterans Memorial Building, in partnership with the Town of Danville, is seeking collections of military memorabilia for an open house featuring temporary exhibits honoring our nation’s veterans in conjunction with Veterans Day. The focus for this year’s exhibit will be “Women in the Military.” 

The exhibits will be on display in the auditorium of the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Avenue, and open to the public Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

For those with collections or memorabilia, send a brief description of the items and photos to Tim Sammons, curator@vmbsrv.org.  Deadline for entries for the exhibit is 12 p.m. October 16, 2015.

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  1. Indeed. My family pictures are mostly of women “keeping the home fires burning” while the world was at war. Work hard enough, I think! Kudos to these pioneers! Not enough pictures. That said, I believe my Aunt Beryl was a WAC, not to be outdone by my father and her brothers, most all pilots. They all gave something!

  2. From what I have heard from my mother and aunts it was probably the last time the country was (almost) universally committed to one thing — ending the war and bringing everyone home. My mother said they lost five boys from their small town but that everyone but that believed in the war effort. She kept a scrapbook of those years but could never look at it because it brought back so much. I can only think the ‘best of times, worst of times’ saying would apply to her experience and she would only say so many others gave so much more than she had to.

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