Periodically, we revisit a theme of the magazine. We’ve written about wars and their connections to Rochester from the Civil War to the Iraq War, the latter in the context of a weekly peace vigil on the corner of East and Goodman.
Tinker tells the story of a Civil War reenactment in Henrietta. I brought an illustrated history book and participants posed in various scenes. The pageantry was impressive, although part of me feels reenactments can romanticize war.
Monuments is about Spanish-American War monuments and what I learned when writing a dissertation on the Spanish-American War.
Otis is on Rochester’s most decorated soldier and a dubious statue in downtown Rochester.
War is a comprehensive look at World War I monuments and plaques. Cannon looks at the impact of World War I on the Rochester-Italian community. Château-Thierry includes a Centennial Remembrance in Mt. Hope Cemetery. When all was quiet looks at the last day of World War I.
Victor is a recounting of the heroics of a 94 year old World War II veteran. I missed Victor’s recent birthday party at Dunkin’ Donuts but happy to report he is going strong and still driving. After Parkland remembers Brighton High School’s fallen WWII soldiers.
The monuments of Korea are especially relevant now that the North Korean government is returning the remains of American soldiers.
Vigil is about a peace rally begun as a protest to the Iraq War.
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