BookMark # 228: Shadows of War: Prelude to Memorial Day by Janice Sweet McElhoe

May 27, 2009

Since the emergence of Memorial Day in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, it has been become a day of reflection on the sacrifices other Americans have made for our country. One resident of Boalsburg has taken this a step further and written a story that takes us back to the Civil War era. In her book, Janice Sweet McElhoe tells us her version of how this holiday came about and the struggles of her fellow townsmen and women during a troubling time.