For Immediate Release Dorothy Furtney
Fri. – May 15, 2015 716-622-9734
5/16 ANNIVERSARY EVENT UPDATE – MEDIA INTERVIEW & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
“70 Years Later, WWII Paratrooper and Liberated Europeans Meet and Reminisce About
V-E Day at Made in America Store”
Mark Andol, founder and owner of the Made in America Store, will welcome a WWII veteran who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and went on to fight in the Battle of the Bulge to the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Made in America Store, 900 Maple Street in Elma, on Saturday, May 16, 2015 (Armed Forces Day).
The Army veteran will meet, for the first time, former residents of Europe who lived in Nazi-occupied countries and were liberated after Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945 – V-E Day.
Andol has invited the individuals, all naturalized U.S. citizens now, to give them the opportunity to personally thank the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne veteran being honored by the store that day. Each has a compelling story to tell.
Mark Andol is honored to host this meeting of individuals who experienced World War II from very different perspectives. The civilians represent an entire generation of refugees and displaced persons who went on to enjoy the peace and prosperity of American life. They are eager to thank the American serviceman, who in turn is representing an entire generation of service members who fought and died for the liberation of Europe.
“What better way to mark the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day, than putting names and faces to the heroism of our soldiers and to the freedom enjoyed by those they liberated?” Andol stated.
The 5th Anniversary Event is free and open to the public.