This Memorial Day weekend, the Ardsley Historical Society will make available on its website the exceptional video presentation by local historians Fred and Patricia Arone discussing their 1995 book Ardsley, N.Y. The War Years: 1941-1945.
At the heart of this fascinating and often heartbreaking book how World War II was experienced in a small American community, are the stories of the fourteen Ardsley School District students who did not return home from the battlefields in Europe and Asia. The “War Years” program can be found by clicking the link the top of the home page of the Ardsley Historical Society’s newly designed website (www.ardsleyhistoricalsociety.org) and scrolling ahead to the 13 minute mark. As there will be no traditional Memorial Day parade this year, please consider using the time to learn about those who made the supreme sacrifice.
The purpose of the Ardsley Historical Society is to bring together those people interested in American history, New York State history, and especially the history of the area now known as the Village of Ardsley, New York and the areas constituting the boundary of the Ardsley School District.