WWI soldiers returning to Newark 1919
NJ National Guard Militia Museum
History Professor Maxine Lurie presents "Honoring Veterans: Images of War" in the Beck Rooms of Walsh Library on Friday, November 10 at 1 p.m. Lurie, a noted expert on the history of New Jersey, commemorates Veterans Day with the lecture accompanied by images from her most recent book, Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State.
The book, which was featured in the Star Ledger earlier this year, uses more than 650 images to tell the story of New Jersey. For the lecture focused on veterans, Lurie chose images from that collection that capture war, the foreign and domestic impact of war and, of course, veterans.
Molly Pitcher, Battle of Monmouth 1778
Library of Congress
The images on display ranged from prior to the Revolutionary War up to the War in Vietnam and feature, in some way, a New Jersey focus or perspective. "New Jersey has played a prominent role in the battles of, and in the creation of, this country. That historical fact is important to acknowledge as we mark and honor the service of our veterans to the United States and the greater good," said Lurie.
The lecture, "Honoring Veterans: Images of War," is part of a series of events sponsored by The Faculty Retirement Group, under the auspices of the Center for Faculty Development. Professor Lurie officially retired from Seton Hall in 2010, but has continued to teach and publish.