Salem Historical Society meeting to feature Christmas letter

SALEM – The Salem Historical Society will feature “The Christmas Letter,” a service member’s letter home presented by Harold Ryther at its Nov. 12 meeting. Following a short business meeting at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Library, the program will be held. As always, the meeting is open to the public.

Ryther will discuss and provide an update of the work done by the non-profit organization “USS Oklahoma Remains Preservation Project” and their personal connection to the project. The purposes of the project include providing funds to raise awareness to the general public and return the remains of the Sailors and Marines lost on Dec. 7, 1941 with the sinking of the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor. Make sure the government is using the latest DNA technologies to identify them and return them home to their families for proper burial. They are a passionate group who are heavily invested in seeing this project through until all 388 remains have been identified and returned to their families. Veterans are invited and will be recognized.

Entrance is at 239 S. Lundy Ave. with parking in the Timberlane’s parking lot. Greeter is Joan Lora. Hosts are Mark Flake and David Hughes. For additional information, contact the Society at 330-337-8514.