Add this Event to Calendar 11/09/2021 10:30 AM 11/09/2021 10:30 AM The Smallest War Heroes: US Army Pigeon Service with Historian Mary Rasa
Veterans' Day Program.
The Smallest War Heroes: The US Army Pigeon Service
The US Army Pigeon Service began with a few donated pigeons on the battlefields of World War I. 
This program discusses the impact that "hero pigeons" played in World War I and World War II.  Highlights include WWI hero, Cher Ami, who saved approximately 200 lives of the 77th Infantry dubbed, "the Lost Battalion" in October 1918.  Fort Monmouth, New Jersey was home to this service until its discontinuation in 1957.
Mary Rasa is a historian who worked as a museum curator and park ranger for the National Park Service for 16 years. She holds a BA in Historic Preservation and a Masters in Library Science. She has conducted over one thousand programs for audiences, from school children to academic and professional conferences, seniors groups and historical societies.

This program is free to view via Zoom. Internet access is required to attend. Register below to receive emailed information on how to access the programs. Registration closes on the day prior to the program  and the link will be emailed the same day around 4pm.

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