Are you a U.S. military veteran from the Wheeling/Ohio Valley area? Do you have a relative or close friend who served?
If so, we invite you to participate in a new project of the Ohio County Public Library Archives called, "Memories in Hand," a part of our ongoing Wheeling Memory Project.
If you are veteran, just bring a photo of yourself in uniform. If you are a friend or relative, just bring a photo of your veteran in uniform. If you are also in the photo, that's great, but not required. And the photo can be from any time period, any war, wartime or not.
We will take a photograph of your hands holding the photograph and create an image, like the examples you see above, featuring a brief quote. These images will be made the perfect size for a Facebook cover image, and we encourage you to use them accordingly, especially on Veterans Day (Nov. 11).
Just send us an email or give us a call at 304-232-0244 so that we can arrange a time. Please help us honor the brave men and women who have served our country with "Memories in Hand," stories through photographs of veterans, by veterans themselves, and the people who love them.
Memories in Hand on Archiving Wheeling. And on Facebook.