Explore letters and communiques during various military conflicts
Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, has compiled a special military history exhibit May 1 – July 3. The Things They Carried, The Words They Shared displays letters from deployed service members to their families engaged in conflicts spanning World War I to the Middle East. This wartime memorabilia aims to show the evolution of communication trends and it’s similarities in content. Geography, weaponry and adversaries transform with changing conflicts, but social ideals, coping mechanisms and the art of communication are constant.
Along with examining primary communication methods, this exhibit also recognizes the contributions of military units not typically acknowledged. Your library is honoring the vital support these units provide to frontline troops. The exhibit includes patches, colors and personal effects provided by present service members and veterans in our community.
For more information on this and other free programs and services at your library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call (910) 483-7727.