Mohawk Valley vets honored

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UTICA — The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) is holding a Veterans of the Valley symposium exploring local contributions to our nation’s military history on Saturday, May 18 at the main gallery at 1608 Genesee Street in Utica.

This special event explores and honors Mohawk Valley veterans from World War I to present day. Featuring lectures and panel discussions on Utica’s POW camp, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Vietnam experience, and encounters in Iraq & Afghanistan.

The program culminates with a driving tour of Forest Hill Cemetery that highlights monuments and gravestones of our veterans.

On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. and the programs begin at 10 a.m.. 

The fee is $15 for OCHC members and $20 for non-members; early registration is encouraged. Transportation will not be provided for the cemetery tour.

A detailed schedule and registration information are available on the History Center’s website: www.oneidacountyhistory.org.

Please contact the center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website (www.oneidacountyhistory.org) or Facebook.com page for additional information.

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