World War II open house is on Flag Day

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The Portage County Historical Society will hold its annual summer open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The theme for this year will be World War II, commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and the service men and women who served the country during this conflict. A variety of artifacts will be on display.

Heather Scarlett, a Kent State University graduate student and trustee for the Society, will show the recorded oral history of local World War II veteran, the late Harry Sweet. Highlights included his memories of being drafted, the D-Day Invasion, and the Battle of the Bulge. The Society encourages World War II veterans to be in attendance and share their memories as well.

The museum and grounds are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call President Wayne Enders at 330-310-7421.

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