Connections of St. Johns Depot with the Military

Clinton Northern Railway Museum at the St. Johns Depot will host a celebration of our men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces on Sunday, May 22, during its regular open hours: 1 – 3 PM. This is in recognition of Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 21 and Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.

Exhibits will include written memories of men who left from that depot to go fight in World War II; a display about the Morse code, which was essential for communications throughout many wars fought over the years; copies of actual telegrams received at the depot during a 3-month period of WWII regarding men from Clinton County; and an historic military stretcher.

Starting at 1:30, all who have connections in one way or another to service men or women are invited to share their stories, while others listen and learn. “We encourage the community to join us in showing our appreciation of those who help maintain our cherished freedoms,” said Jenny and Gary McCampbell, co-managers of the museum. Clinton Northern Railway Museum is a branch of the Clinton County Arts Council, which gratefully receives some grant funding for operations from the Michigan Council for Art and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.