What do Kids Collect? Family Treasures: Medals and Memories on Veterans’ Day

During today’s Guess & Go Story Time, we will think about families that save and treasure medals, uniforms, flags, and other objects that once belonged to their family members who served in the military. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum founder, W. Parsons Todd, recognized the importance of never forgetting the sacrifices of those who serve and have served in the U.S. military.

In Morristown, New Jersey memorials that we may drive or walk past every day are there because of the efforts and support of W. Parsons Todd. In 1948 a memorial to the soldiers lost in the Spanish-American War was placed at the corner of Elm Street and Morris Street in Morristown. In 1958, a memorial to those who served and were killed in World War II and the Korean Conflict was dedicated on Memorial Day at the corner of South Street and Madison Ave. in the J. Robert Tracey Veterans Memorial Park. Mr. Todd also collected objects related to the Civil War and artwork commemorating key moments in military battles.

This Veterans Day, join us on Facebook for stories about families who share what Veterans Day means from one generation to the next.

Hear the story, America’s White Table, by Margot Theis Raven read aloud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY_SY-eF0CA


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