CAPE MAY - Join the Friends of the World War II Tower, an affinity group of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), for a combined social event and seminar to honor area veterans of all wars during "Turkey, Tunes and Tales," 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Cape May Lutheran Church, 509 Pittsburgh Ave.
The evening will include a turkey dinner and social followed by a presentation from area veterans of their recollections of our nation's wars, including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the War in Iraq and the War in Afghanistan. Following will be a presentation by living history interpreter Rich Chiemingo highlighting the music popular during the eras represented by America's wars from World War II to the present.
Admission is $20 for Friends of the Tower and $25 for members of the public; admission includes dinner and program. Registration is requested by Jan. 21; to register, call 884-5404 ext. 115 or stop by Hill House office at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Monday through Saturday during business hours. Space is limited. For further information contact Bob Heinly at 884-5404 ext. 134.
Adults are asked to bring a young person with them so the group can advance one of its primary goals, which is developing in the younger generation an understanding and appreciation of not only Cape May's important role in World War II, but of the traits of patriotism, loyalty, and self-sacrifice organizers describe as characteristic of the people of these war years.
The World War II Lookout Tower, located on Sunset Boulevard, was used for spotting enemy ships during World War II and aiming guns for nearby coastal artillery fortifications. MAC restored the tower in 2008-09 and opened it to the public in April, 2009.
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