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Fenton’s Vets Finding Vets Program To Visit WWII Museum

The Fenton History’s Vets Finding Vets Program will venture to the World War II Museum in Eldred, Pa., on Saturday, March 16. Submitted photo

The Fenton History’s Vets Finding Vets Program has scheduled their spring bus trip, and Chautauqua County Veterans of all ages can join in.

On Saturday, March 16, VFV will venture to the World War II Museum in Eldred, Pa. The Museum itself is historic, as it was a munitions plant during WWII, making bombs and ammunition for American and British Forces.

Vets Finding Vets is a program launched by the Fenton History Center on Nov. 11, 2014, as a way to honor the long history of the presence of Soldiers and Veterans on the property. The program provides several different opportunities for local Vets of all ages. Among these are using the Fenton Research Center at no cost in order to find old service buddies or start /continue family genealogy; make a military record of the Veterans in their family through the generations; take part in events/Veteran talks; help document local Veterans from earlier time periods; or enjoy social events like Fenton Canteen, bus trips or Honor Flights, in the company of other Veterans.

These activities are possible thanks to the support of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

It is difficult to enjoy all of the exhibits and information in one day, so the bus will leave the Fenton Mansion parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to return by 4:30 p.m.

Transportation and admission to the Eldred Museum comes at no charge to Veterans. Veterans may bring a guest, who must pay $10.00 prior to March 16th.

A nearby restaurant will be the lunch location, and WWII Veterans may dine at no cost.

Veterans must register to reserve their seat on the bus by calling Barb at 664-6256, or by emailing veterans@fentonhistorycenter.org.

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