In honor of those who have served, we would like to highlight our military collections.
Lt. Butts’ medals, commendations, dog tags, and diary are all on display. His diary has been transcribed for people to read through without damaging the original. Lt. Butts’ served in Company F. More information about his service can be found on his Wikipedia page.
Company F of the 108th Regiment served in both WWI and WWII. The Company F collection includes scrapbooks, photos, and a guidon. The guidon is a swallow-tailed flag borne by a military unit to mark their position.
Just inside our front doors you can see a painting of the Medina Honor Roll, listing those from Medina who served in the armed forces during WWII. The painting was made by Ray Robinson and depicts his father, the original artist, adding names to the Honor Roll.
We also have a record of Vietnam soldiers from WNY who were killed in action and a scrapbook about the Medina Veterans Memorial.
November is a month for giving thanks for family and friends, make sure to show thanks for our veterans too.