Wednesday, July 1
Perry County's own Bobby Davis Park opened on July 1st 1946. Let’s take an imaginary tour of the place…but instead of turning directly into the library, let us walk down the stone steps to the Reflection Pool to see the heart of the Bobby Davis Park…the Memorial. Plaques at either end of the pool read “May Time Never Erase the Memory of the Perry County boys who were killed in action in World War II. “ Around the stone wall surrounding the pool are bronze plaques in memory of the Perry County boys who were killed in action in World War II. Individual plaques bear the name of each boy and the country where he lost his life. A more fitting memorial cannot be imagined. The quiet and the simplicity are overwhelming. Re-tracing our steps back to the entrance level, we find Bobby Davis Memorial Library which was donated by Mr. And Mrs. L. O. Davis in memory of their son, Robert Oren Davis, who was killed in German July 13, 1945. Their donation was like a dream come true because for years, interested Perry Countians had met to discuss ways of securing a Library for our area.