OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES
The Remembrance Project – Honoring Dublin’s Veterans
Initiated by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Dublin Executive Program Class of 2021, The Remembrance Project – Honoring Dublin’s Veterans is an ongoing project. The goal is to set the guidelines for future volunteers to gather information about the veterans interred at Dublin Cemetery and uses today’s technology to provide those stories to the public. Once the stories are collected, a QR code will be placed in the cemetery. Visitors can scan the code to visit a website where they can learn more about the veterans, locate their gravesites on a map, and hear their story as told by their family and friends.
Dublin Scioto High School’s Veteran’s Story Event
For this interactive project, students select a family member, friend or community member who served in the military. Research and interviews are done to learn about their service and experience.
Dubliner Writes Award-Winning Poem ‘Normandy’
Former Dublin resident Willard “Bill” Chambers wrote the award-winning poem “Normandy” between 1957-59, while he was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Bill was inspired to write the poem after serving in World War II with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The 507th was part of the 82nd Division (later changed to the 17th Airborne Division for Operation Varsity, the jump over the Rhine River into Germany). The 507th jumped into Normandy on June 5, 1944, with 2,200 men and returned with fewer than 700. Bill was decorated with two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars, all for valor.
Bill later served in Korea with the 187th Parachute Infantry Regiment. After his retirement from the Army in 1966, he went to Vietnam with the Agency for International Development (AID) where he spent 6 1/2 years before returning to Dublin.