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2017-11-09 / Front Page

Library to host two-day presentation honoring veterans

by CHRIS GRAHAM
Editor


The Orchard Park Library and the Orchard Park Historical Society are banding together for “Honoring All Who Served,” a multimedia tribute to those who served in the military. From left are Library Director Peggy Errington and society members Estelle Adelman and Howy Holmes. 
Photo by Don DalyPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com The Orchard Park Library and the Orchard Park Historical Society are banding together for “Honoring All Who Served,” a multimedia tribute to those who served in the military. From left are Library Director Peggy Errington and society members Estelle Adelman and Howy Holmes. Photo by Don DalyPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Historical artifacts and memorabilia from numerous American wars and conflicts will fill the meeting room of the Orchard Park Library this weekend for a salute to veterans.

“Honoring All Who Served,” presented by the library and the Orchard Park Historical Society, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, in the library’s meeting room, 4570 S. Buffalo St.

Estelle Adelman, a member of the society and one of the organizers of the tribute to the armed forces, said members of the community have been donating historical pieces to the display since October.

“We have military artifacts and memorabilia in the Jolls House Museum, but we thought perhaps members of the community could supplement this, and they’ve been wonderful,” Adelman said. “It’s been amazing.”

Jolls House Museum curator Hank Jarocha has been gathering all the materials being brought in to fill the room in the library.

Attendees will see medals from World War II, framed letters from Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, a World War II helmet and ammunition boxes, gas masks and bayonets from World War I, a Civil War rifle, two cannonballs from the War of 1812, camouflage netting and uniforms from the Marines, Navy and Air Force.

“We’re trying to make it as close to museum quality as possible,” Adelman said about the collection of historic artifacts.

Adelman added that she’s been overwhelmed with the number of people who have come forward to talk about a veteran they know.

“The stories and the willingness for people to share their stories about their fathers, grandfathers and relatives is amazing,” she said.

The two-day event will also feature a streaming video presentation.

For more information on the tribute, visit www.buffalolib.org/content/library-locations/ orchardpark.

email: cgraham@beenews.com

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