Friday, April 1, 2016

Richard T. Vana, R.I.P.

Dick Vana, a charter member of the Greatest Generation as a U.S. Marine Raider in the Pacific Campaign of World War II passed away this week on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. His death notice appeared in the Friday, April 1 issue of the Chicago Tribune


Mr. Vana was a participant in the Veterans History Project through the Niles (IL) Public Library. His interview transcription can be read via the library's website.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

" Forty-Seven Days," a Pritzker World War I Author Program on March 29, 2016

       Historian Mitchell Yockelson discusses his gripping account of the First Army’s hard-fought victory in World War I.

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                                                               Tuesday, Mar. 29 | 6 p.m.
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This book is available at the Niles Public Library.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bonds between Traumatized Veterans and Traumatized Parrots

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/Eclectus_roratus_(male)_-juvenile_pet_-8d.jpg
is the subject of a fascinating  article by Charles Siebert in the Sunday, January 31st, 2016 New York Times Magazine,  entitled "Of a Feather: What the Surprising Bonds Between Damaged Parrots and Traumatized Veterans Can Teach Us About Animal Intelligence."  A follower of  this blog provides the link at 
The parrot above is a green electus.