Woodbury Historical Society to commemorate America's involvement in World War I

The program this Sunday, April 23, will honor veterans


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  • Provided photo The Woodbury Historical Society Gatehouse Historic Site & Learning Center will launch its 21st season commemorating the involvement of America in World War I with two programs this Sunday, April 23.



— The Woodbury Historical Society Gatehouse Historic Site & Learning Center will launch its 21st season commemorating the involvement of America in World War I.

The exhibits will focus on Woodbury’s way of life and love of country. Future exhibits will show how war influenced Woodbury, from conscription, soldiers sent to foreign soil, rationing, cooking, women’s role and the influenza pandemic among other issues.

Several open houses will offer programs honoring our veterans for their service:

On Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m., Cub Pack 148 members will open the front door Iron Gates and welcome visitors to Gatehouse exhibits.

Then at 3 p.m., members of Scout Troop 4 will take visitors to the flagpole area where they will perform an appropriate flag ceremony.

Veterans will be honored guests.

The Historical Society will formally welcome Troop 4 and Pack 148, who will use the Carriage House for their special events and projects.

A Troop 4 Eagle Scout candidate will unveil his proposal to create an area for Scout events in addition to a conversation area.

'Raise the Flag'The Gatehouse Committee also will introduce its plans to relocate the flagpole surrounded by a seating area. With proper lighting and placement, the flag will be visible from the road and it will fly 24/7 for all to see.

The Historical Society will seek donations and volunteers, along with fund raisers to accomplish this endeavor. This project is named “Raise the Flag.”

Once complete, this area will be dedicated to the late Scout Master and Founder of Troop 4, John D. Simons, whose dedication and enthusiasm for scouting will always be remembered.

His contribution to Scouting reflected the wishes of Boy Scout founder, Baden-Powell who challenged the Scouts: “Try and leave this world a little better than you found it.”

Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served by the Gatehouse Committee.

All Gatehouse programs are free and open to the public.

Essential informationThe learning center is located at 224 Smith Clove Road, next to the Falkirk Golf Course, in Central Valley.

For additional information, visit online at woodburyhistoricalsociety.org.

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