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Muncie Public Library Salutes Veterans

October 30, 2008

Veterans Day Poster

Monday, November 10, 2008 at Kennedy Library

5:30 p.m.  Our Heroes’ Tree

7:00 p.m.  Conversations Across Generations


The Our Heroes’ Tree Program at 5:30 p.m. will feature donated and created ornaments on the patriotic Heroes’ Tree. Participants are encouraged to bring an ornament, copy of a picture or a story about a loved one who has served or is serving our country. Ornaments can also be made at the program and added to the tree. Any Veteran or service person wishing to share a story or a memory will have the opportunity to have that memory recorded on audiotape or videotape. The shared stories will be used in a future project honoring Veterans and will be made a part of the Local History and Genealogy collection.


The second program at 7:00 p.m. is a viewing of the Ball State Project, Conversations Across Generations: The Cantigny First Division Project Oral History. This moving video was created by students reaching out to hear and record the stories of Veterans. Discussion will follow.



Our Heroes’ Tree @ MPL

October 29, 2008

Our Heroes' Tree

Muncie Public Library is participating in Our Heroes’ Tree initiative sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University. The program honors past and present service members and works to create awareness of military families currently affected by deployment.

MFRI is asking public libraries across the state to participate in the program. Kennedy Library and Maring-Hunt Library will each display trees for the community to decorate.

To participate in Our Heroes’ Tree, people need to simply create a handmade ornament honoring a service member in their family or community from past or present wars, conflicts or peacetime operations. Bring the ornament to Kennedy Library or Maring-Hunt Library beginning November 1, where it will be placed on the tree with other ornaments. Supplies to create ornaments will also be available at each Library location. Photocopied pictures (no originals please) and stories about the individual service members may also be submitted and will be placed in a binder on display near the tree.

By participating in the Our Heroes’ Tree project, you will be honoring a family member or loved one from the past or present by acknowledging their service and dedication to our country!