This Veterans Day, the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) joined the rest of the country in honoring military veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with a six-part online exhibit series titled “War Stories.” “The “War Stories” exhibits include the perspectives of Minnesotans who lived through wars, from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. Veterans recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, photographs, and interviews, which are highlighted in each exhibit.” This excerpt is from the Minnesota Digital Library News which includes links to the exhibits by war. https://minitex.umn.edu/news/minnesota-digital-library/2023-11/learn-about-minnesota-veterans-through-war-stories-exhibits. Each war’s links has more links for additional information and images.
All six online exhibits can also be found on The Minnesota Digital Library as War Stories under the Exhibits section https://collection.mndigital.org/exhibits/. Even more can always be found in the collections of libraries, archives, and historical societies around the state.
I was a Naval Reserves and Viet Nam Era Navy Active Duty wife when my husband was in the Navy, my father served in World War II in the Army Air Corps, my father-in-law served in the World War II era Army, uncles and cousins served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. Our family lost an uncle to torture in a Korean War POW camp and a cousin was a POW during WWII. A Great Granduncle served in the Civil, Spanish American, and first World Wars, A Great Great Grandfather served in the Civil War. Earlier generations served in the military in Canada and other countries.
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