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Saturday, November 29, 2014
9 a.m. -  3 p.m.

American Legion Post 416
6351 W. Grange, Greendale
Free Admission & Parking


on November 29 or…

Free and Friendly!
Twice Each Month
Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Our West Side Victorian Dancers offer open dance sessions each month
for all levels, beginning through experienced.
We'd love to have you join us in Hales Corners.
Sessions are usually on Tuesdays,  6:00-10:00 p.m.


 The Story of Life at Milwaukee's
National Soldiers' Home

Elizabeth Corbett lived with her family at the Northwestern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Milwaukee, from 1891 to 1915—a total of twenty-five years. In an autobiographical sketch composed after she had moved to New York City to pursue her literary career, she wrote, “I suppose I’m the only author in America who was brought up in a Soldiers’ Home....As the only author who knows the ground, I shall some day have to write that book.”

Elizabeth published that book, Out at the Soldiers' Home,  in 1941. This expanded edition of her Soldiers' Home classic includes photographs of the Milwaukee Soldiers’ Home, a foreword by historian James Marten and a selection of Miss Corbett’s correspondence and short poems.

The wider availability of this resource will be welcomed by scholars of the Civil War era. But many others will also find value in Out at the Soldiers’ Home. It is nostalgic but never cloying, breezy but not glib, a reflection of an earlier time, but with modern sensibilities. It honors “those who have borne the battle” by providing a loving but honest look at their lives long after the battle was over.

—James Marten in the Foreword

256 pages, paperback, 52 photographs, $15.00 (includes shipping and handling)
ISBN: 978-0-87946-363-2

West Side Soldiers Aid Society
is a proud supporter of the following organizations:

Brain Scans for Warriors
Fisher House Wisconsin
Wreaths Across America
Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
Flags Over Hatteras
Memorial Day at Wood National Cemetery
Badgerland Veterans Adaptive Sports Group
Camp American Legion

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