Thursday, July 9, 2009

Collections Latest Acquisitions

This past week we added two new items to the collection.

First in the Political section, a postcard or hand bill from Mayor George J Bates first run for congress in 1936. The card features a photo a copy of a written note and the back has a list of his accomplishments .

Secondly in the Militaria section, a grouping of a female Petty Officer 1st class. It consists of a Cap, ribbon bar and two petty officer rates. This collection is a named collection, however its not known if it is a local collection.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Salem Looking to Honor Its War Veterans

I don't know if you noticed but, Salem Veterans Services along with the P.L.A.V. and V.F.W. are raising money to honor Salem's War Veterans with a medal from the city. This has not been done since World War I. They are going to restrike the World War I service medal:
This is a picture of the WWI Medal.

During this past holiday weekend they were selling flags for the funds. If you see them around town raising the funds, contribute.