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“Remembering Eben: A Journey of Gratitude” – featuring photography by Cynthia August and book excerpts by Bethany Groff Dorau
After writing a book about a local hero who died in WWI in France, author and historian Bethany Groff Dorau had one more chapter to complete. She kept a promise to return to France from June 6 to June 13, 2018 for the 100-year commemoration of the Battle of Belleau Wood. This fierce battle took the lives of thousands of United States Marines in June, 1918, including Newburyport native, Eben Bradbury, who is buried in the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery.
Accompanied by her friend and accomplished Ipswich-based photographer Cynthia August, the duo documented their heartfelt journey. Photography and excerpts from the book and notes from the trip are now on display through September at Carry Out Cafe, at 155 State Street in Newburyport, MA. A special reception with Dorau and August will be held at Carry Out Café on Sunday, September 16 from 2-4 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the reception, enjoy refreshments and hear more about Bradbury and all who have contributed to honor his memory. Books and images will be available for purchase.
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