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Troops in Town
September 9-11, 2022
This annual event will be held for its 2nd year at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum located at 2245 S County Rd 25A. There will be military displays outside on the grounds and the museum itself will be open to visitors. There will be a special ceremony on Sunday the 11th to commemorate those who lost their lives that day. There is also a replica of the Twin Towers (created by the Hobart Institute School of Welding) inside the museum along with a piece of metal from one of the buildings.
There will be individuals in period clothing, demonstrations by the 801st Air Evacuation Medical Squadron, raffles, and food vending trucks on site. Portable restrooms will be available (1 will be ADA compliant).
Please visit this page closer to the date to see a schedule of events for each day and listing of the military vehicles that will be in attendance.
The West Street Ambassadors: Troy, Ohio's WWII Junior Girls Canteen for Service
Come meet local author Scott Trostel who will be in attendance with his book about the nearly 40 Troy, Ohio teenage girls who operated a community-based free canteen for the soldiers in WWII. The Junior Girls Canteen provided dedicated service to approximately 600,000 soldiers on all passing trains. "Soldiers were provided sandwiches, pecan pies, cookies, coffee, magazines and friendly smiles as their trains paused at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad station. Residents of Troy and communities in six counties supported the girls efforts.