[11/9/21 Brighton Memorial Library. (left) David Kramer with the 11/11/1918 edition of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and Matthew Bashore, BML Adult Services Manager, with the 11/11/1918 edition of the Rochester Times-Union. Photo: Heather DeMay, BML staff. See Donating to the beloved Brighton Memorial Library]
This Thursday, people will gather at the Brighton Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park at 2pm to commemorate Veterans Day, or Armistice Day as 11/11/1918 was originally called before becoming a national holiday.
Many memorable commemorations have taken place over the years. As seen in Edward R. Crone Jr. (aka Billy Pilgrim) remembered at the Brighton Veterans Memorial in Buckland Park, last year Matthew Bashore spoke about the marker dedicated to Edward R. Crone Jr. who died in WWII.As seen in A snowy 100th Veterans Day in Brighton and the Battle of the Bulge, we remembered the 100th Veterans Day. Recently, I discovered that my father had acquired and saved the 11/11/1918 editions of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. and the Rochester Times-Union. Today, I took a picture of the Times-Union edition at the Memorial in Buckland Park. Then, I cycled down the Brickyard Trail to the Brighton Memorial Library where Matt kindly accepted my donation of the two editions that Matt planned to use in an upcoming exhibit on Veterans Day.
This afternoon, Matt set up the display.
ON A MEMORABLE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMISTICE IN MT. HOPE CEMETERY
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