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Stacia Ruby and Terry McQuirt talked about Veteran's Day at VA Memorial Stadium June 25th. Ruby, VA Public Affairs Officer, says it began as a welcome home event for veterans from wars in the Persian Gulf. Static displays, food, a bouncy house and Ohio National Guard will have their rock climbing wall on hand. McQuirt is the OEF-OIF-OND (Operation Enduring Freedom-Operations Iraqi Freedom-Operation New Don) Patient Advocate. McQuirt says there will also be information for veterans regarding benefit services at the VA. All veterans and military personnel are admitted to the Chillicothe Paints-Butler Blue Sox game for free. The day begins at 4:00pm.
Historian Paul Lockhart is author of “The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, The First American Army and the Emergence of George Washington”. The Wright State University History Professor says there are many stories surrounding the Battle of Bunker Hill. June 17th marks the 236th anniversary of the battle that gave birth to the first American Army. In the tradition of David McCullough’s 1776, Lockhart illuminates the Battle of Bunker Hill as a crucial event in the creation of an American identity, dexterously interweaving the story of this pivotal pitched battle with two other momentous narratives: the creation of America’s first army, and the rise of the man who led it, George Washington.
We're less than 8 weeks from the start of the 2011 Ross County Fair and 4H Extension Educator Sara Kleon says 4Hers are busy with summer camp and finishing their projects for judging and the other summer activities. There are some important deadlines to be aware of, each of which can be accessed at www.ross.osu.edu/topics/4-h-youth-development/hotlines/hl_jun.jul2011