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Military Memorabilia on Display at the Plainfield Library

Armed Forces Boards listing the men and women of Plainfield who served in WWII

Armed Forces Boards listing the men and women of Plainfield who served in WWII

The Plainfield Public Library is proud to exhibit items on loan from the Plainfield Historical Society’s museum collections. WWI items include an Army Signal Corps jacket, Doughboy hat,an Army ammunition cartridge box and Soldier’s Hand Book. WWII items include ration booklets, photos, officers' caps and a Chicago Daily News issue from September 1, 1939. These items and more are on display in the display cabinet next to the Library’s entrance from now until December 8th.

Also on display in the Original Library Room on the Library’s main floor are three large hand-painted plywood boards listing all of the men and women from Plainfield who were serving in the armed forces during WWII. These boards were originally dedicated Sunday, June 18, 1944 and were displayed on Lockport Street until the end of the war.

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