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The Mechanicsburg Library is collecting photos of veterans with connections to the village.

Library director Tammie Beers said they are trying to build the library’s digital image collection and share it with the community.

“It’s a way to help build that, and it is a way to encourage people to contribute and honor our veterans,” Beers said.

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The library will scan photos brought to the library between now and April 29. It will also accept digital submissions by email. Anyone interested can email pictures to mpl@mechanicsburgohlibrary.org with the subject line “Veteran photo.”

Those photos collected will be turned into a slide show and be presented to the public between noon and 2 p.m. May 30.

The submitted photos of veterans should have some connection to Mechanicsburg, Beers said, but the veteran does not necessarily have to be from the village. If a veteran moved into the village after service, or has family who lives there, the library wants to those photos, too.

Along with the photos, the library asks that a name of the veteran be included, a date of birth and death if applicable, the branch the veteran served in, how many years of service and any additional information that would like to be shared.

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The photo drive is also a way for the library to round out the collection of veteran photos.

“We have some holes in our collection, including the Vietnam era,” Beers said.

She said the collection is a good way to remember those who were willing to sacrifice everything to defend the country’s freedom.

“We look forward to recognizing our military heroes,” Beers said.



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