Vets Finding Vets Spring Bus Trip Visits The Eldred WWII Museum

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Ed Zunner, Ron Pritchard, Angelo Bonta, Fred Giddy Dr. Harold Almquist, Paul Arnone, and Art Hodges. On right in back row, Chautauqua County Legion Commander Scott Dearing.

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The Fenton History Center

The Vets Finding Vets spring bustrip to the Eldred World War II Museum took place on March 16th, 2019. While everyone here awoke to another wintry day, 31 Veterans and their guests were on their way to Eldred, PA, where they would be amazed by the WWII history, artifacts, and unique exhibits offered by the Museum.

The group was afforded special attention from Steve Appleby, Museum Director, who spoke of the history of the Museum, an overview of the War, and also the sacrifices and heroism offered by so many. He also enjoyed meeting and hearing the stories of the seven WWII Veterans who accompanied the group.

A fall event is in the planning stages when Vets Finding Vets will bring Steve Appleby to Jamestown. The group looks forward to bringing the Director, Veterans, students, and the public together for an intriguing look at the causes, involvement, and effects of the war that changed the world forever.

Fenton History Center’s Vets Finding Vets Program was launched on Nov. 11, 2014 which offers local Veterans unique opportunities while celebrating the Fenton’s own rich history with Soldiers and Veterans. The support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation makes possible the sharing of the history, experiences, and bringing together of several generations of the Veterans of Chautauqua County. For more information, email Project Coordinator Barb Cessna – veterans@fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256.

The summer trip is scheduled for Aug. 17th when the group will revisit the D-Day Reenactment held yearly in Conneaut, Ohio. Anyone who is interested must register by calling the Fenton History Center at 664-6256 by Aug 9th.