This program is a must for anyone who respects and admires animals. Toni M. Kiser will speak about her book, “Loyal Forces: The American Animals of WWII” from 1:00 to 2:30 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, 985-796-9728.
L.S.U. Press states, “Loyal Forces captures the heroism, hard work, and innate skills of innumerable animals that aided the military as they fought to protect, transport, communicate, and sustain morale. From the last mounted cavalry charge of the US Army to the 36,000 homing pigeons deployed overseas, service animals made a significant impact on military operations during World War II.”
Kiser is the Assistant Director of Collections & Exhibits/Registrar at the National WWII Museum.In “Loyal Forces,” Kiser and Senior Archivist Lindsey F. Barnes describe the contribution of animals through text and photographs.
The event is free and open to the public, and registration is recommended. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be available. Seating space is limited to adults. Call the Folsom Branch to register or register online at register.stpl.us/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp.