This year’s edition of Past Times, the 15th in News Publishing Co.’s annual presentations about the history of Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama, is about how those from this region who served in that conflict remember it.
This issue is part of a national commemoration effort to make those times, and the deeds of our fighting men and women, less “forgotten.” It is a history that continues to hold relevance today as the conflict basically ended in a “draw” and — officially — is not over. As most are aware, the enemy of that time, North Korea, remains an unfriendly state and has recently been acquiring nuclear weapons.
“Memories of the Korean War” contains the first-hand, personal stories of neighbors who fought there on land, sea and in the air. There are descriptions of heroism and hardships, about a Medal of Honor winner and prisoners of war, of the seemingly routine and of the extraordinary.
Past Times has won numerous state and national awards since first appearing in 1989. It has twice received the George Washington Medal of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
This year’s 112-page magazine is included in all home-delivered editions of today’s newspaper as a special bonus for subscribers. For those who don’t subscribe, or wish to purchase copies for friends, relatives or schools, additional copies are available for $2.50 a copy, plus sales tax, at the offices of this newspaper or at the offices of any other News Publishing Co. paper.
Readers wishing to have copies mailed to their homes, or to relatives and friends, may also do so by contacting Linda Forsyth at (706) 290-5235. The cost, including first-class mailing within the continental United States, handling and tax, is $6.
Earlier issues of Past Times, with the exception of the sold-out 1989 and 1990 editions, also remain available at the same $2.50 single-copy price, plus tax