2019 News Archive

October 25, 2019

Saturday Oct. 12th, 2019, the Honor Flight of Central and Southwest Virginia made a stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va. While there WWII Veteran Teddy Mariolis gave us a bit of insight into his time as a Marine in the Pacific theater. “What’s happening here today… like I said with the memorial just now, it brings back vivid memories that I experienced and live with. I can almost see faces.”  Teddy’s Honor Flight guardian Kathy Jaberg asks, “You were a young man, were you scared, excited or was it all those feelings?” Teddy replied No, no feelings like that for...

October 01, 2019

The sound from the scratchy audiotape is chilling... “Here we go again; another plane’s come over!” yells radio correspondent George Hicks as antiaircraft fire roars in the background. “Right over our port side. Tracers are making an arc right over our bow now. … Looks like we’re going to have a night tonight... Give it to them, boys!” he hollers.  It’s D-Day, 1944, and Hicks is on a ship off the coast of Normandy as it comes under attack by Nazi aircraft. He’s speaking into a primitive tape recorder that will soon...

September 18, 2019

Do you have any photos, letters or documents from World War I or World War II? The Augusta County Library in Fishersville will host scanning days on Friday and Saturday for a special project, “Profiles of Honor.” The Augusta County Library invites community members to bring photos, letters and documents from World War I and World War II to be scanned for an archival project entitled “Profiles of Honor.” The “Profiles of Honor” program is a partnership between the Library of Virginia and the Virginia WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission. All materials that are scanned will...

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