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11/11/2020

A Veterans Day Conversation with a Living Legend

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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During the famous Battle of the Bulge in World War II, Army paratrooper Vince Speranza visited a fellow soldier who was laid up in a makeshift military hospital. His friend wanted a beer and Vince set out on the war-torn streets of Bastogne to find one. Little did Vince realize at the time this simple gesture would become the stuff of legend.

Veterans Day - Free Admission for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will honor our veterans with free admission on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020. If you have ever served in the armed forces, you qualify for free admission. Call 217-558-8844 in advance to get your free ticket. (Military identification will be required.)

 

 

Faces of Civil War Nurses

Military Images and the Victorian Society of New York

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During the American Civil War, women on both sides of the conflict, radiating patriotic fervor equal to their male counterparts, contributed to the war effort in countless ways: forming charitable societies, becoming nurses, or even marching off to war as vivandières, unofficial attachés to the regiments.

In Faces of Civil War Nurses, Ronald S. Coddington explores the lives of 77 women of all ages and backgrounds who provided care during the war as nurses, aid workers, and vivandières.

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