World War I did not end for everyone on November 11, 1918. Redlands followed many national trends in its memorials after the war, came up with some of its own original ideas, and strove to thank families of those who had died in service and the veterans who returned.
Dr. Ann Deegan will explore how Redlanders were memorialized in “Not Forgotten”, a program on Saturday, March 3rd at 11am in the Assembly Room of A.K. Smiley Public Library. Come and hear of the town’s efforts to honor those who died, what became of those who lost their lives in Europe and were reburied in Hillside Memorial Park, and how mothers and widows were given an opportunity to visit the graves of those who remained buried overseas. These stories range from the sad to inspiring and reveal the efforts one town made to not forget after the war.
The program is free and open to the public. A.K. Smiley Public Library is located at 125 W. Vine Street in Redlands. For more information, please call the Heritage Room at (909) 798-7632 or visit www.akspl.org.