Plan on visiting the Eldred WW II Museum during Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy the patriotic parade that begins at 11 a.m. on Main Street, Eldred, Pennsylvania. The museum will be open 10 am to 4 pm Saturday; from 1 to 4 pm Sunday, and will open at 10 am Monday.
One man’s story of survival will be the focus of Sunday’s talk at 2 pm. Victor Peterson of Kushequa will share his experiences of surviving the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and his four-year deployment in the Central Pacific.
Since many members of the Greatest Generation are passing; it is sometimes up to the next generation to tell their stories. That is what is happening with the program on Saturday.
Candy Kyler Brown’s father, John Kyler, never told his story about being a ball turret gunner during World War II. How he was shot down over Germany and held as a prisoner of war for 15 months. Brown will speak about her father’s experiences as well as her journey of discovering her father’s service in WWII at 2 pm on Saturday, May 26.
Brown wrote, What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father, not from what her father told her, but from the personal journals he kept during his captivity. He died in 2004. More information about her book can be found at www.remember-history.com.
On Memorial Day, the museum’s doors will open at 10 am. For additional information on the museum or other upcoming events please phone: 814-225-2220 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.