U.S Grant photo

Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth J. Serfass, USMC (ret.) is a professional living historian and will portray “U.S. Grant: Life and Myth” at the Bradford County Library on Saturday, June 22, at 12 noon.

Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth J. Serfass, USMC (ret.) is a professional living historian and will portray “U.S. Grant: Life and Myth” at the Bradford County Library Saturday, June 22, at 12 noon.

Mr. Serfass’ talk will center on the qualities of U.S. Grant that have made him a hero. Those qualities include tenacity, respect, humility, and patriotism that showed his true nature as a loving family man and man of the people.

It’s not so important how you fall, but what matters is how you get back up. It’s also not so important to watch those around you, but more to run your own race, and let them watch you.

Those thoughts are at the heart of why Kenneth has admired Ulysses S. Grant since his elementary school days.

Popular myth in our age has distorted the truth about Grant in many instances, and Ken’s program is meant to give the guests a better understanding of who Grant really was, by bringing him to life, so they can interact with him as friends to learn more about wthe real Grant.

Gunnery Sgt Kenneth J. Serfass, a native of Bethlehem, joined the USMC in 1984 and his final tour was with the First Marine Division Band during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired from the Marine Corps in July 2004 to become a music teacher.

This living history program is free and open to the public.

The Bradford County Library is located on Route 6, one mile west of Burlington.

For more information, call the Library at 570-297-2436.