Kentucky Historical Society
KHS to Host Food for Thought: From One Soldier to Another
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 11, 2011) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host Food for Thought: From One Soldier to Another with Sgt. Maj. (retired) Jose Rosario at noon on Wednesday, April 20 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Rosario, a retired Vietnam War veteran, will speak in detail about his two-year quest to bring proper recognition to Henry Mattingly, a long-forgotten Bullitt County Civil War soldier and Medal of Honor recipient for his bravery during the battle of Jonesboro in 1864. After Rosario’s exhaustive research, he initially planned to hold a small ceremony to honor Mattingly. That plan grew with increased community involvement to include Mattingly’s descendents, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps provided by Fort Knox.
Rosario received a Kentucky History Award last November at the 2010 Kentucky History Celebration for his efforts.
The Kentucky History Awards program, presented annually by KHS, recognizes exceptional achievements in Kentucky history by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums and history organizations throughout the Commonwealth. The program also honors individuals and groups that have demonstrated efforts to promote the preservation, awareness and appreciation of state and local history.
The menu for the luncheon features caprese tomato bites, garden salad, hot brown casserole, asparagus, yeast rolls, lemonade pie and iced tea or coffee.
Tickets to the Food for Thought luncheon, which is part of the KHS Highlighting History series, are $18 for KHS members and $23 for other patrons. To make a reservation, contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792 or Julia.Curry@ky.gov. Reservations are required by April 15.
The KHS Highlighting History series includes History Speaks!, Food for Thought and special Thursday evening programs and offers guests an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historical topics. Highlighting History is provided through the generous support of the KHS Foundation. To find out more about Highlighting History and other KHS programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.