SHIRLEY -- Sixty years ago, people from Shirley served in our Armed Forces as part of a "police action" in Korea. The Shirley Historical Society is trying to record the stories of these men and women as part of its September program and display about the Korean War.
The War Memorial at Whiteley Park lists 63 people from Shirley who served during the Korean War. At least 20 of these veterans are now deceased. Letters have been sent out to the others in hopes of getting a return letter or of setting up time for an interview.
If anyone has other friends or relatives who served the United States between June 25, 1950, and July 27, 1953, the museum staff would like to hear from them.
Some veterans may have stories of friendship or heroism. Others may have stories of hard work or tedium. Others may have memories that they do not want to relive. The museum staff would love to hear any of this and would also like to copy or borrow any photos or souvenirs to be part of the display.
The Shirley Historical Society Museum is open Mondays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and other times by appointment. Messages may be sent by phoning 978-425-9328 or emailing email@example.com, or writing to Shirley Historical Society, P.O. Box 217, Shirley, MA 01464.
The current display at the museum is about weaving on handlooms. The opening reception for the new display about the Korean War will be Friday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m.