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Exchange Club seeks WWII vets to honor

Defense industry workers from WWII also welcome

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POSTED: May 16, 2013 11:40 a.m.

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill is planning a special World War II Remembrance Program on May 22. The guest speaker will be Paul Grassey, a B-24 pilot with the 8th Air Force; having flown 13 combat missions during the war.

The club hopes to have as many local WWII veterans as possible as guests that day.

If you have any parents, grandparents, relatives, or acquaintances that fought in WWII, please invite them to come, so they can be thanked for their service.

This would also include people who worked in defense industries at home during WWII, because without them, U.S. troops and allies would not have had the tools necessary to win the war.

From September 1939 to August 1945, over 60 million people were killed worldwide, which was 2.5 percent of the world population. Even though 16,000,000 Americans served during WWII, hundreds of the survivors are dying every day.

The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill would like to have an opportunity to recognize and thank these veterans, and possibly give them a chance to recount some of their experiences.

A representative from the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum will be keynote speaker for this program. The meeting will be on May 22 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Richmond Hill City Center. Veterans are welcome as guests of the Exchange Club—others will be $15 per person.

Please RSVP to John Gough or Lynn Bennett by Monday, May 20 regarding any veterans that are planning to attend. Gough can be reached at jjgough@coastalnow.net  and Bennett can be reached at wb5705@coastalnow.net. For more information, please call Lynn Bennett at 727-2001.

 

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