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Honoring America's Armed Forces--KSL Exhibit Cases
Flags from WWI & WWII, folded 13 times on 13 triangles and representing the original 13 colonies, are amongst the items in KSL's current Special Collections Exhibit Cases in the library lobby. Like the tri-cornered hats worn by the American Revolution patriots fighting for future generations' freedoms, the triangular-folded flags honor our armed forces past and present.
Exhibit cases present both WWI and WWII flags along with a copy of the 2008 Presidential Proclamation for Veteran's Day, the annual holiday honoring America's veterans. Other exhibit cases include medals and ribbons, including a Bronze Star, fragments of Civil War documents, a copy of an Abraham Lincoln endorsement (original in the Special Collections Department), other original documents, and troop photos from the 1800s & 1900s. Photos and items highlight those who served, including the WWII Army Nurse Corps, and books & photos of Native American and African-American soldiers in WWII.
Come to KSL and see the Exhibit Cases in honor of Veterans' Day 2008.
Exhibit cases prepared by the Kelvin Smith Library Special Collections Department.
Posted by Karen Oye on November 11, 2008 11:00 AM