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Historical Society hosts Veteran's Day tribute


"We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." Words by 40th President Ronald Reagan still ring true today. As Veteran's Day steadily approaches us, the Webster County Historical Society reminds us of this oath with a planned dedication to honor those who have served our country.

"The veterans deserve that acknowledgment of what they did. Whether they served in a war or just served during peacetime, they still gave up a lot of their time," shared Webster County Historical Museum Director Linda Dickinson.

To honor every veteran's sacrifice, the museum is hosting a Veteran's Day tribute on Nov. 11 between 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 219 S Clay St, Marshfield, MO. They welcome all veterans and the public to visit their historic military displays and enjoy community fellowship. Additionally, each veteran will receive a token from the museum.

The Historical Society will offer several military displays, representing every America fought war. Items included in the display are uniforms, equipment, photographs, documents, and more. Many of these items have been locally donated or contributed to the Veteran's Day display.

The debut of local author Carmelita Tieskotter's new book "Webster County Missouri's Military Heroes: The Final Sacrifice" will be available to preview before officially going on sale. Tieskotter's book details the lives of 120 men, all with connections to Webster County.

Additionally, Marshfield's Dale Wrenn will be present to discuss local civil war battles/skirmishes and local history.

For more information, call the Webster County Historical Society at (417)859-2036.


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