Event to Honor the Vet­er­ans of World War II

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Spe­cial Col­lab­o­ra­tion Scott Wheler New­port, VT

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.

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David Reed of Crafts­bury fought in the battle of Iwo Jima.

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Eve­lyn Page of Hol­land served in the Coast Guard state­side.

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