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Living Stories: World War II

Date: Mar 8th, 2014

Anoka County Library invites you to see what life was like for Army infantry soldiers during World War II.  The 117th 30th Division Historical Reenactor unit will be displaying items that the US Army infantry solider would see and use in the field, and will share their in-depth knowledge of World War II with visitors.  This interactive, self-paced program will be at Rum River Library, 4201 6th Avenue in Anoka on Saturday, March 8 from 10:00 a.m. -  2:00 p.m.

“It’s hard to imagine the circumstances and hardships faced by our military in its early years but this is a rare opportunity to get a better understanding of their service and sacrifice that’s truly unforgettable,” said Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte.

Visitors will see displays of equipment, rations, and the different uniforms used.  You can even meet a reenactor playing the role of General Omar Bradley. Visitors are encouraged to talk with the soldiers to learn more about the life of an infantry soldier during World War II.

“Come to share your story, ask a question, or explore the artifacts on display,” said Library Board President Bob Thistle.  “Let’s honor the contributions of the Greatest Generation by learning more about their lives.”

Living Stories:  World War II is presented by the 117th 30th Division Historical Reenactors and is sponsored by the Anoka County Library.  This program is free and open to the public; and funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information about this and other library programs call 763-712-2322.