JULY 27, 1945

Potsdam Conference, (July 17–August 2, 1945), Allied conference of World War II held at Potsdam, a suburb of Berlin. The chief participants were U.S. President Harry S. TrumanBritish Prime Minister Winston Churchill (or Clement Attlee, who became prime minister during the conference), and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. They gathered to decide how to administer Germany, which had agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks earlier on the 8th of May (Victory in Europe Day).[6] The goals of the conference also included the establishment of postwar order, peace treaty issues, and countering the effects of the war.


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Click here for new information on war correspondent and USMC Staff Sgt. Solomon Israel Blechman. It was sent in a message to us by a Marine and author/historian Bryan Mark Rigg.

Memorial Park serves as a classroom!

A MHS reading class taking advantage of the beautiful Kemper Memorial Park grounds, on a wonderful sunny day.
They expressed their gratitude for the work done in the park and the maintenance of the gardens.

The Park is in full bloom!

Once again we extend a very special thank you to Jeff Gibson and his crew
for their TLC of the Park especially during their revised schedules and with these drought conditions

When you can't be at the Memorial Park,
please celebrate with us, virtually. 

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Spring is here!!!

Photos by Mark Schumer

Fund Raising Drive

Our drive to raise the additional funds to achieve our ultimate goal of full restoration and beautification of Kemper Memorial Park is currently underway. We estimate that it will cost approximately $100,000 to accomplish everything we hope to do. While it would be wonderful to receive the entire amount from one magnanimous donor, we would actually prefer numerous donations in much smaller amounts. So, we are attempting to raise $100,000 through five thousand donations of $20 each. More donations will mean that more people care. That is what we hope to see, and that is ultimately what will best ensure Kemper Memorial Park’s longevity. Please consider joining us in our effort to help make Kemper Memorial Park everything it deserves to be.


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Click to read "Calling Their Names" 
A poem written by Jean Kemper in 1943