Egg Harbor Township Historical Society presents 'Call of Duty' (Slideshow)

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Learning how to operate the switchboard, Edwin Nguyen, 8, of Egg Harbor Township makes a call to his twin brother at a nearby phone. He is assisted by SSgt. Gary Oprendek. Learning how to operate the switchboard, Edwin Nguyen, 8, of Egg Harbor Township makes a call to his twin brother at a nearby phone. He is assisted by SSgt. Gary Oprendek. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – A flag-raising ceremony started off the action at the “Call of Duty” presentation Saturday morning, July 26 at the Greate Egg Harbor Township Historical Society’s museum grounds on West Jersey Avenue.

The 9th Infantry Division WWII Historical Preservation Society joined the local historical society in presenting the free event for the second year, with help from volunteers and financial support from donations and membership fees.

Re-enactors from the Revolutionary War to present-day recruiting officers were on the scene to relate the history of more than 200 years of American military involvement. Visitors could examine World War I artifacts, see what it was like to camp out as a soldier during the Civil War, and talk to re-enactors who traveled from other areas including Pennsylvania and Delaware. Guests browsed through the museum, asked veterans about their experiences and watched demonstrations of a firing line. 


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