Standing outside the Greene County Courthouse, hundreds of people walk past and ignore a marker every day. But if you stop to read what’s on the black stone you’ll learn about a dark day in Springfield history.
Before she had the freedom to play golf at various clubs across the nation, she was helping our nation with its fight to remain free during World War II. She joined the Naval Reserves’ women’s program, the WAVES, at the age of 20.
To fight off the nervous energy, Laurie began crafting bracelets at home. Once she learned the cancer did not spread to her lymph nodes, Emily started thinking about her life and what to do with all of her bracelets.