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AN INVITATION
 
THE VETERANS OF AMERICAN LEGION POST 1247
 
CORDIALLY INVITES THE GENERAL PUBLIC
 
TO AN ILLININOS HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION CEREMONY
 
THE DATE IS SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 AT 6:30 P.M.
 
THE PLACE IS JUST OUTSIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO RUSTOLEUM FIELD
 
DURING WORLD WAR II OUR ATHLETIC FIELDS PLAYED A CRUCIAL PART IN TRAINING NAVAL AVIATORS TO LAND AND TAKEOFF ON AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.
 
THE HISTORICAL MARKER TO BE DEDICATED RECOUNTS THIS ASTONISHING STORY THAT QUALIFIED 17,820 NAVY PILOTS TO LAND AND TAKEOFF ON AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.  IT IS A UNIQUE PART OF WWII HISTORY THAT DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO OUR VICTORY OVER THE ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES.
 
THE DEDICATION PROGRAM WILL LAST 20 MINUTES AND THEN YOU ARE FREE TO STAY AND WATCH THE OPENING GAME OF THE VERNON HILLS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON.
 
WE HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU AT THIS CEREMONY NOT ONLY TO REMEMBER THE HISTORY THAT OCCURRED HERE, BUT ALSO TO HONOR THOSE BRAVE PILOTS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY.


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