AlaBenton's February meeting featured our own Shirley Wilson, who presented a well-researched and fascinating program offering a great deal of information about the History of Arlington National Cemetery. The program paid homage to Black History Month with a focus on the Black Americans buried there, especially in Sections 23 and 27. Shirley brought out some very interesting facts about the cemetery itself and about individuals associated with it or honored there. It was a very worthwhile presentation.
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, we'll have the pleasure of a program on the history of Oxford Historical Homes by Mr. Hunter Gentry. This promises to be another good presentation, especially to those of us who frequently pass by the surviving older homes in the Oxford area, but have never had any specific reason to research them.
If you haven't already paid your dues for 2015, the March meeting will give you a convenient way to do so. The names of our current officers are listed on the Officer page of this website, or you can leave your check in the Alabama Room box for the Treasurer when you come for the meeting.
Don't forget--our members are our greatest asset. We thank every one of you who serves AlaBenton, either in a leadersip role or a support role. Please keep up the good work!
Keep supporting your local Society, your local library, and especially the Alabama Room!
Deanna Slappey, Editor
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