Opening Celebration 11/11/2018

We had a wonderful opening Sunday November the 11th at 11:00am.  This was the time and date when the Armistice was to begin 100 years ago to end WWI.  Hence, this day was celebrated as Armistice Day.  We felt honored to have our opening day on this day, which has been renamed Veteran’s Day.  We had over 100 visitors. Friends, family, volunteers attended.  Bob Traphagan was the emcee for the opening. The Officer’s of  VFW 11208 posted the Colors. Captain Dennis Sullivan, commander of the 101st Airborne Living History Group offered the prayer. This was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Bob Traphagan thanked all the volunteers and corporate sponsors for their work. In eight weeks the VFW was converted into a museum.  He also discussed the changes in the future for the museum.

I would like to thank the Grove City Navy JRROTC for attending the opening.  These young men and women, over 20 members, are our future military candidates. To be able to share the history of previous veterans was a privilege.