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Local residents will portray citizens interred in Wood County and area cemeteries for the 14th annual Wood County Living History Day. Portrayals focus on World War I, and they include North Baltimore’s Vernon Wymer, the first Wood County serviceman to die in combat during the war, portrayed by his great-great nephew, Hunter Wymer. A Joyful Noise will provide music before the event, and lawn chairs are encouraged, though some chairs will be provided. Parking will be available at the cemetery and the Wood County Sheriff’s Auxiliary will provide free rides to the program location.
Rain location is First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green.
Leonard Skonecki of Fostoria will present “Fostoria and the Fight for Union” during the Johnsons Island Round-Table of Tiffin on Sunday.
Skonecki will touch on how Charles Foster became known as “Calico Charlie,” a nickname given during the Civil War. The group will learn more about Foster’s contributions to the war effort, and several Fostorians of the time will be examined for their service.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at T.J. Willie’s, 738 W. Market St., Tiffin. Those interested may join the members at 5 p.m. for dinner at the restaurant.
Flag City Honor Flight has announced that it will offer flights to Washington, D.C., on June 7 and Sept. 20.
As the Findlay-based hub of the national Honor Flight network, Flag City Honor Flight flies veterans free of charge to the nation’s capital to visit their memorials.
Flag City Honor Flight normally makes just one flight to Washington each year. However, a second flight has been added for 2017 due to additional funds having been raised.
Veterans, their accompanying guardians, and a small staff of Flag City Honor Flight personnel will travel to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials, particularly the World War II memorial. Other stops include the Korean War and Vietnam War memorials and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
The one-day flights depart from Grand Aire Terminal at Toledo Express Airport.
Flag City Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Trips are made possible by donations from individuals, organizations and businesses. Veterans pay nothing and guardians are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $400.
Flag City Honor Flight services primarily northwestern Ohio, southern Michigan and parts of Indiana. However, applications are accepted from any veteran, no matter where he or she lives.
World War II veterans receive the highest priority. Those who served during the Korean War are second priority, followed by those who served during the Vietnam War. Flag City Honor Flight is also looking for those who served between World War II and Korea, or between Korea and Vietnam. Those who are terminally ill may be moved up the list.
Any veteran is eligible to go on a flight, from any branch of service and any campaign.
Both 2017 flights are filling up quickly, and any interested party is encouraged to respond soon.
More detailed information for veterans, potential guardians, event volunteers and donors is available at www.flagcityhonorflight.org. Application forms may be downloaded from the website. The organization can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.