Event to Honor the Veterans of World War II
What do David Reed of Craftsbury, Joe Queenin of Derby Line, Francis Angier of Williston, and Evelyn Page of Holland have in common? They all served their country during World War II. They are also some of the WW II veterans who plan to attend a special event at the Goodrich Memorial Library on Saturday, July 23 to meet the survivors of this generation of veterans.
As a young Marine Reed saw action at Iwo Jima, while Queenin, also a Marine, fought on Okinawa. Angier was a B-17 pilot when he was shot down over Germany and taken prisoner. Page, who served in the Coast Guard, served her country stateside.
Each day upwards of 1,000 WW II veterans are passing away. Soon all the men and women who helped bring sanity back to the world will disappear into the pages of history.
The July 23 event will last between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. This is an informal time to meet some of the surviving veterans of WW II. The event, which is free and open to the public, will serve as a time for them to share their memories and memorabilia from the war of their youth. The event is being hosted by Vermont’s Northland Journal and the Goodrich Memorial Library.
Also WW II veterans who are just learning about this event, and you’d like to attend, please contact us. We’d love to have you! And if you are not a WW II veteran we want you to come to and meet the men and women who have become known as “The Greatest Generation”. Contact Scott Wheeler at (802) 334-5920 or by e-mail at northlandjournal@ gmail.com. The library is handicapped accessible with an elevator at the rear of the building.
David Reed of Craftsbury fought in the battle of Iwo Jima.
Evelyn Page of Holland served in the Coast Guard stateside.