World War II Memorial Historical Society Topic

November 01, 2004 at 2:04 PM

       The DuBois Area Historical Society will observe Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, at with a presentation, “The Washington, D.C., World War II Memorial, A Personal Connection,” by Tom Schott of DuBois at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 28 W. Long Ave., DuBois. The program is free and open to the public.

       Schott will relate the history behind and the building of the World War II Memorial dedicated in May 2004 in Washington, D.C. The memorial recognizes the victory won by all United States citizens in World War II. Schott was a charter member of the World War II Memorial Society, which raised money to build the memorial. He will also relate his personal connection to the Memorial through the World War II Registry of Remembrances.

       Fifty-five members and guests attended the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 23rd Annual Dinner in October meeting. The guest speaker was Julie Rae Rickard of Clearfield, author of the play, “Hidden Treasures: A History of Clearfield County”.

       The historical society will resume programs in 2005. The schedule is:  Feb. 17 – Eileen Thomas Anthony, “Bilger’s Rocks.” March 31 – Evo Facchine, “History of the Anderson Creek Reservoir.” April (date to be announced) – John Sobel, “Civil War Re-enactor.”  May 25 - Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects.” All are free, at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 30 W. Long Ave., DuBois.

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