Hear local WWII veterans’ stories, see documentary premier at event

Hear the harrowing stories of local World War II veterans during the premier of the documentary “World War II: In Their Own Words” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The event is from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

News Messenger photographer Molly Corfman and reporter Daniel Carson will show the documentary that Corfman created and discuss their work on recent and past series of stories they produced about these local veterans.

Veterans from Sandusky and Ottawa counties who were featured in the documentary and the News-Messenger articles also will be invited to speak.

Julie Mayle, associate curator of manuscripts at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, also will discuss her work on the Northwest Ohio Veterans Oral History project. Through this project, Mayle interviews and records the stories of local veterans of all wars and scans photos and documents related to their service and stories. For information on the project, visit http://www.rbhayes.org/research/northwest-ohio-veterans-oral-history-project/.

There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the program. Light refreshments will be served.

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is America’s first presidential library and the forerunner for the federal presidential library system. It is partially funded by the state of Ohio and affiliated with the Ohio History Connection. The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums is located at Spiegel Grove at the corner of Hayes and Buckland avenues.

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