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Peachtree City 2010 Veterans Day Commemoration at Falcon Field, November 13th

As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day 2010, the featured speaker at the Peachtree City 2010 Veterans Day commemoration subscribes to the adage that a nation which does not know its history is doomed to repeat it.

The event, to be held Saturday November 13, 10 a.m., in the Commemorative Air Force hanger at Falcon Field, will focus on a part of American history about which many people have little knowledge. Steve Quesinberry is the Department Chair of History and Social Studies at Newnan High School.  He will speak about the history of the Korean War, which started in June 1950 and concluded in July 1953.

Quesinberry is a staunch proponent of involving veterans in his history classes. He started a highly successful program several years ago at Newnan High School called Student-Vet Connect.  This program brings veterans to the students outside the classroom.  Veterans set up displays of memorabilia and talk to students about their experiences.

This year’s event will be hosted by the Commemorative Air Force in their spacious hanger at Falcon Field and will be conducted by local VFW, American Legion and Marine Corps League veteran groups and the City Recreation Department.  The event will include honors to the flag, taps will be played in honor of all veterans who have died and a commemorative wreath will be presented by local veterans groups. 

Light refreshments will be available.  Call the PTC Recreation Department at 770-631-2542 for more information.