Jim Uplinger conducts the POW/MIA table ceremony at the Big Run VFW POW/MIA Day ceremony held Friday at the Big Run War Memorial.
Each item on the table symbolizes a different aspect of the life of a soldier who is or was a prisoner of war or missing in action.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
September 15, 1897
The Big Roller
The big steam roller which cost the borough 3,000 rouleaus, lawful money of merchants, came last Friday, and was put to work.
Two men came with it to instruct the local engineers as to its habits and eccentricities.