History Notes: Smigliani to return as host of Call of Duty

Marco Polo Smigliani, center, from Egg Harbor Township, poses for a picture with ‘Ben Franklin’ and members of the 6th Pennsylvania at previous event.

Submitted by GEHTHS

Welcome to History Notes, our weekly feature that looks at Egg Harbor Township history. Each week, we get a chance to learn or reminisce courtesy of Lynn Wood of the Greate Egg Harbour Township Historical Society, who shares early photos of places in Egg Harbor Township with our readers.

The society will host Call of Duty, a military timeline of 200 years, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29, on the grounds of the museum, 6647 West Jersey Ave. Re-enactors of wars throughout history will set up exhibits. A Holocaust survivor will share stories, and there will be a World War II-type aircraft flyover. The event will also feature military firing demonstrations and a Ben Franklin impersonator sharing his inventions. The free event features food, music, speakers, drills and more.

Veteran Marco Polo Smigliani of Egg Harbor Township will once again be hosting and introducing World War II and Korean veterans in the morning. He will also introduce Holocaust survivor Sonia Kaplan and also host Vietnam veterans and veterans of later conflicts in the afternoon as they share their experiences with the public.

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