Mechanicville: 1947 – by S. McBride

   The 1947 Hudson Valley Firemen’s Association Convention booklet in which I found the tributes to the firemen of our community who died serving our nation in World War II (The Express- April 8) provides us with a vivid perception of Mechanicville as it was in postwar days.

   A global war with profound consequences for all mankind had ended just two years earlier. All over the world, soldiers had resumed their lives as citizens while cities, towns and industries were being rebuilt. Most of the people who had been displaced from the war zones had relocated and life had settled into a new “normal”.

Read the entire article in the April 23 edition.