Lyons Heritage Society will host Michael Harland as he discusses a local soldier who fought in World War I at 7 p.m. on March 19 at Lyons Public Library, 122 Broad St.
The U.S. joined WWI in April 1917. Raymond DeHond was one of 62 men from Wayne County and the surrounding area who got on a troop train on May 25, 1918 from Palmyra to serve in the military.
DeHond kept a diary of his experience in the war, and had many photographs. Harland, DeHond’s grandson, found the diary a couple of years ago. The diary was transcribed into a document that includes DeHond’s photographs and Harland’s research.
Harland will depict DeHond’s experience as he left Williamson, completed basic training at Camp Dix in New Jersey, traveled through England, stationed in France, occupied Germany and returned home.
Refreshments will be served. A business meeting will follow the presentation. Call (315) 879-7617 or email for information.