CANTON – For Memorial Day, the Canton Free Library and Canton Historian Linda Casserly present the PBS documentary “Hallowed Grounds,” on American overseas military cemeteries, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 29 at the library, Park Street.
Around the world 125,000 American military men and women are buried in foreign soil. Thousands more are missing. But none has been forgotten.
Hallowed Grounds visits 22 of America’s overseas military cemeteries, and tells the story of these remarkable places with historical sequences about the wars and battles that created them, and moving vignettes and interviews about the men and women who rest in them.
Created after WWI and WWII, these cemeteries are some of America’s great national treasures. They are in England, France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Italy, Tunisia and the Philippines.
These cemeteries were created to honor America’s Fallen, but they are also intended to inspire and teach the living, for in these hallowed grounds, one can clearly see the tragic cost of war and the true price of freedom.
There will be light refreshments.