75 Anniversary of D-Day
On June 6, 2019, the New Albany Historical Society presented D-Day: The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary at the New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 Third Street New Albany, Ohio. The program started at 7:00 pm. Historian Dennis Keesee told stories of central Ohio soldiers, sailors, and airmen who fought on that historic day. Over 200 people gathered to pay tribute to the fallen, and to meet and honor Don Jakeway from Johnstown, Ohio who parachuted into history with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne. Don’s grandson Trent, dressed in a WW II uniform, looked the spitting image of his grandfather at the same age. It was a night to remember!