By Jeremy Henderson, Army Flier Staff WriterDecember 1, 2016
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Fort Rucker's Center Library staff invites the public to a historical storytelling adventure.
The Center Library hosts "Soldiers in Greasepaint: USO Camp Show Performers of World War II" Dec. 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
"Dolores Hydock, actress and storyteller, will talk about the USO Camp Show entertainers -- such as Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart -- who traveled around the world to support the morale of our Soldiers during WWII," Jodi Wilcox, reference librarian, said. "Those who attend can expect to be entertained while gaining insight into an important time in history."
USO Camp Shows during WWII were part of a diverse, hilarious, moving and inspiring story of voluntarism and service.
"The Center Library strives to support our community and to host free events that are educational and entertaining," Wilcox said. "It is our goal to meet the community's needs and we rely on their feedback to let us know how well we are doing."
According to the Alabama Humanities Foundation website, Hydock's one-woman shows and presentations bring to life the voices and spirits of a wide range of characters from history and literature.
"Soldiers in Greasepaint" is free, and open to authorized patrons and those who have access to post.
"The event will be family friendly and can be a great conversation starter for those family members who served in WWII or were affected by it in some way," Wilcox said. "I hope everyone comes away with a smile on their face and an appreciation for our veterans, nurses and volunteers who served during WWII."
This program is part of the Road Scholars Grant which is funded through the Alabama Humanities Foundation. This program is open to authorized patrons and is EFMP friendly.
For more information, please stop by or call Center Library at 255-3885.