Remembering FDL's fallen on May 15

Army veteran and historian Wayne King will present Remembering Memorial Day at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15, a program in the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home series. The program is free; no registration required.

Along with a history of the holiday’s origins, King will present stories of service men and women from Fond du Lac. He’ll present a slide show of sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, where local service men and women are buried.

King, a Fond du Lac native, is retired from the U.S. Army as Chief Warrant Officer 4, having served for more than 26 years overseas and in the United States. He has degrees in History and Secondary Education. His primary area of interest is WWI history.

History at Home is a series of programs on local and state history held the third Thursday of the month. Upcoming programs:

  • June 19: How Cows Created Wisconsin, presented by Ed Janus, author of Creating Dairyland
  • July 17: Fond du Lac Children’s Home, presented by Sally Powers Albertz
  • August 21: History of Bicycling in Wisconsin, presented by Nick Hoffman, author of Wheel Fever

In the photo: This life-size statue in memory of Edward Gerl, who died in World War I, stands in the Manitowoc Calvary Cemetery. 

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