Vietnam War Exhibit and Discussion

Sargent Jon Baker of Time-Line Enterprises will provide a static display of artifacts to educate the public about the lifestyle and hardships of our soldiers during the Vietnam conflict.

The exhibit will include items such as weaponry, equipment and uniforms, and will highlight the music of the era.

This event is appropriate for middle and high school students and adults. It is part of a series of programs presented by the Library to coincide with the September release of the documentary “The Vietnam War” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

No registration is needed – just drop-in to view the exhibit and engage in a discussion with Sargent Baker.

Sargent Baker is a US Army veteran having served in the Army reservesfrom 1986 to 1995. He reenlisted in the Army reserves on April 2, 2002 with the 402 QMBN; transferred to the 307th and deployed to Iraq from May to December 2003; and then returned to the 402 QMBN. Sargent Baker is still in the Army at this time, with the rank of Specialist E-4. He has been an avid amateur historian since childhood, and has been a reenactor since 1986.

Founded in 2007, Time-Line Enterprises is a chartered nonprofit organization that provides educational programs and military reenactments to schools and veterans’ organizations.

Time-Line Enterprises is a group of like-minded people who have a love of history and desire to reach out to others with that knowledge.

“We are interested in Preserving Our Past, Honoring Our Present and Look Forward To Our Future. We honor this great nation’s veterans and all the sacrifices that they and their loved ones made for us and those to come.”

POW/MIA Recognition Day | Friday, September 15, 2017

The Penn Area Library and the Vietnam Veterans of Westmoreland County invite the public to attend a ceremony to honor and remember the 1,606 Americans still missing in action in Vietnam.

Until every story ends

Dan Sager and Bill Shupe, VVWC

The ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in the Penn Township Municipal Park on September 15th from 10:00 to Noon, with an Honor Guard of Vietnam Veterans.

A symbolic “Missing Man Table” will be set with one place and an inverted glass as a reminder that those lost are not forgotten. Each element on the table, including the colors of items used, is symbolic. Rich Griser of the VVWC will serve as moderator for the ceremony.

The event is free and open to the public. To register, please call the library at 724-744-4414.

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe Concert

“Ragtime” Jack will appear in concert on September 11th at 7:00pm

Call 724-744-4414 to register!

“Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe has been performing for more than 40 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime and stride piano, as well as a powerful singer and interpreter of song. He was recently inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, alongside Patti Page and Joann Cash.

His repertoire covers the spectrum from Appalachia to Broadway, and from Vaudeville to New Orleans. “Ragtime” Jack’s energy is infectious and his performances are always uplifting, engaging, and informative.

“Thanks for a terrific show (and encore) at the library. Our audience loved it. You reminded me a lot of Mark Twain!” — Scott D. Stanton, Programming/P.R. Manager at the Bristol Public Library in Connecticut