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Veterans Plaza Dedication Ceremony
May 29 @ 1:00 pm
Please join with members of City Council, the Veterans Committee, the Upper Arlington Community Foundation and the Upper Arlington Historical Society to celebrate the newly renovated and improved Veterans Plaza. Following the ceremony, enjoy a living historians’ portrayal of life at Camp Willis in 1916, by the Ohio Volunteers.
The Ohio Volunteers are made up of professional public historians and progressive living historians who have been portraying Ohio soldiers throughout the state since the beginning of the World War I Centennial. They strive to recreate the appearance and the experiences of Ohioans in the era to teach the public what life was like for soldiers and civilians as the country entered its first major global war.
For this event, the group’s impressions will reflect people who were connected to Camp Willis in 1916, portraying soldiers from an Ohio National Guard company not long after their arrival to camp and civilians who are visiting the camp. Soldiers will demonstrate how they prepared to serve on the Mexican Border by performing drill, eating meals out of mess kits, and entertaining themselves while away from home. Visiting civilians will be both checking on loved ones and trying to negotiate for passes to travel around the camp.
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