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EHM lets WWII veterans share stories from war

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Stories of heroism from WWII were shared by Italian-Americans at the Ethnic Heritage Museum Saturday. 

Visitors listened intently as veterans provided a front row seat to their adventures serving for the U.S. in the war.

From a Naval officer who operated the ships signal flags to a U.S. Air Glider who flew through hostile skies, the event offered many perspectives of the duties held in war.

The speakers also allowed time for questions from audience members.

"Sharing my story and then listening to the other people share their stories and to know these people....you know we're the last ones around. If they get something out of it and tell their children about it, it will never be forgotten," said John Girardin, a WWII U.S. Airborne Glider.

The event culminated the memorable stories from the WWII exhibit in the Italian gallery.

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