On the night before the Dove Outreach Center’s original plans to burn Qurans, the Gainesville community filled the Trinity United Methodist Church to send a message of peace and tolerance. Michael Gillespie was there.
June Whitehurst, now 93, is one of the first women to join the Marines Corps after she heard on a radio show that women could enlist in the Marines. At 20 years old, she was one the first women to enlist and placed on active duty in World War II. A scrapbook she created documents her active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve.