Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Emergency test and Veterans' Day

If you haven't heard elsewhere, Wednesday at noon (2 PM Eastern), FEMA is testing the nation wide Emergency Alert System.  It will be a slightly longer test than we usually hear on the radio or television and it will be on all stations at the same time.  Please let your friends and family know so we don't flood the 911 phone lines.

Picture at Wikimedia Commons

The library will be closed on Friday, November 11, in honor of Veterans' Day.  We will be open Saturday, November 12, 10 am to 2pm.

We have memoirs and books on the life of a soldier and military service at Ruidoso Public Library.  Kari Dawn Kolander brought in her father's flag as part of the display.  Please stop by and remember to thank a veteran this week.

The gentleman in the photo is Joseph Ambrose, an 86-year-old World War I veteran, when he attended the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. He is holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in the Korean War (as noted at Wikimedia Commons).

Thank you, families, servicemen, and servicewomen.  

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