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- Published in Announcements
- on 5/31/2017
Honoring Our Past
Like most other small towns across the United States, the Village of Lockbourne celebrated Memorial Day with a parade. We honored those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that the ones they left behind could continue enjoying our freedoms.
But our village stood out from the crowd with a special ceremony. Lockbourne has a rich history with the Rickenbacker (Former Lockbourne) Air force Base, and was proud to highlight some of its hidden history. Colonel Mark Auer, the Commander of the 121st Air Refueling Wing shared the history of the Women Air force Service Pilots (WASPs) at the Base. These women served their country during World War II, but it took decades for their courage and patriotism to be recognized. Their sacrifices will be remembered through an incredible photograph that will hang in the Municipal Building.
Lockbourne also recognized veterans of the Hafey Family. Edward C. Hafey served in the Army during World War I. He was stationed in France, and worked as a mechanic and cook. During the war, he was exposed to mustard gas - which took away most of his sight. He lived and worked in Lockbourne until his passing.
The next generation of the Hafey family fought in World War II. Donald Hafey served in the Army, just like his father. He was stationed in Italy, and fought in the famous Battle of the Bulge. After the battle, he served under General George S. Patton in the 3rd Armored Division and became a tank commander. After he returned to the states he built a house on Lozier Lane, where and his wife raised their three sons.
The Village wants to thank all those who have served their country!
Lockbourne's Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony made the news! Be sure check out the link below: