The Franklin Parish Public Library invites the public to attend “General George S. Patton: Hero and Maverick” on July 16, 23, and July 30 from 2:00-4:00pm.
This three-session program will examine the life and career of one of the most important figures in American military history, General George Patton. It will be held at the Franklin Parish Library Learning Center and is free and open to the public.
Presenting the program will be Georgiann Potts from Monroe. Potts has presented a number of programs for the patrons of the Franklin Parish Public Library over the years, and promises that this one should interest everyone.
“General Patton will always be remembered for his leadership, his strategic thinking, and his occasionally unconventional behavior,” Potts said recently. “Without a doubt, he is one of the most fascinating figures to emerge in WWII.”
The first session will look at Patton’s childhood, family, and early military career. The second will focus on his work during WWII with tank warfare. The final session will reveal his often overlooked role in saving Europe’s art treasures --- including priceless horses --- from Nazi destruction. “When you consider the impact of Patton’s life compared to the brevity of it, it is easy to understand what a dynamic individual he was,” Potts added.
Persons interested in additional information and to sign up for the program should contact the Franklin Parish Library at 318-435-4336.