LIMA — Guest speaker Larry Huffman will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima.
Huffman will share life stories of the 16 comrades of Leonard F. Mason and William E. Metzger Jr. at the Roll of Valor exhibit on the lower level.
Celebrated since 1991, March 25th is Medal of Honor Day. Former President George H. Bush signed Public Law 101-564 in November of the year prior to establish the day as a United States Federal Holiday. For the Museum, April 11th marked eight years since the dedication of the Roll of Valor exhibit in the lower level at the Allen County Museum. Allen County’s Medal of Honor heroes, Leonard F. Mason and William E. Metzger Jr., were the predecessors of the 17 Medal of Honor recipients in the 21st Century who have received the Medal for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in the War on Terror.
Prior to World War II, Mason and Metzger probably knew of some of their predecessors including Jacob Parrot from next door Kenton and Sgt. York from the 1941 movie of the same name. What did they all have in common? How did they shape the history of the Medal of Honor? What did they add to the culture of self-sacrifice and valor that is the Medal of Honor?
Stop by to listen and join the discussion with Mr. Huffman on this earnest and important topic.
For more information about this program or other museum happenings, please call Amy Craft at 419-222-9426 or visit www.allencountymuseum.org.