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Mothers of Fallen Soldiers Memorial Day 1958

Memorial Day, 1958.

Few feel the emotional weight of Memorial Day more than American Gold Star Mothers. Founded after World War I, this organization consists of mothers who have lost a son or daughter to military service. Seen here are local Gold Star members from the Evergreen chapter in Bloomington. This photograph was taken Memorial Day 1958 at Park Hill Cemetery on the city’s west side.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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