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Worcester Public Library to Honor Black Veterans

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

 

The Worcester Public Library and the Worcester Historical Museum are collaborating to honor the stories of Worcester’s Black Veterans. In conjunction with the Triumph! Black Military Unsung Heroes exhibit presently at the Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, there will be a special event to honor veterans of color serving in the Worcester Fire, Police, or Public School departments, along with VFW Post 312 on Saturday, February 14th at 11 a.m. Veterans’ and/or their families and friends are invited to share stories, pictures etc. of Worcester’s Black Veterans.  Admission is free and open to all.

A weekly film series continues every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation featuring blacks in the military. Upcoming shows include: Men of Honor tonight, February 11th, A Soldier's Story on February 18th and The Buffalo Soldiers on February 25th. Admission to the movies is free and open to all. 

At the Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, Local Black Veterans' stories, pictures and testimonials, which were recorded and collected on February 4th and 14th, will be shared and become part of the WHM community archive.  This will be presented on Thursday, February 19th at 7 p.m.

The month long exhibit, on view through Saturday, February 28th, was created to teach the importance of honoring those who have fought and sacrificed in the building of freedom, focusing on the omitted sector of American veterans of African American heritage from the American Revolution through World War II.
 

 

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