Thursday, November 16, 2017

Versailles Museum to Continue Special Tribute

The Versailles Area Museum’s hosting of its Veteran’s Day Commemoration was well received, so we will offer this tribute for one more Sunday. The Children’s book by Margot Theis Raven which tells the story of preparing the table for the soldier that is not coming home. Either a POW or MIA the soldier will not be breaking bread with their family. The story came out of the Vietnam Era by a group known as the Red River Fighting Pilots Association, as a way to honor their lost Brethren.

The book is entitled “America’s White Table” and shares the symbolic table and its missing guest.

The Versailles Area Museum will place a special focus on this table in their Military Room. Along with many photos of those who have served and special memorabilia the room will be softly illuminated for reflection.

This also marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. Our room features several important artifacts from this War.

We are also privileged to have a video of a recent interment of a veteran at Arlington National Cemetery. This beautifully filmed and stirring tribute will be shown continuously on the big screen in the Military Room. The video is through the courteous of Leo and Janet Rinderle.

Please join us for this continuing remembrance on Sunday, afternoon November 19th. The museum is open from 1:00 to 4:00. What a special way to remember and give thanks for our Freedom.

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