By Victoria Costa
Oswego, N.Y.– City Historian Mark Slosek and a group of volunteers are working on a project that commemorates World War I. The group wants to refresh and improve monuments with the help of the city Veterans’ Council, Oswego American Legion, and Oswego Department of Works.
The local and county veterans’ groups will assist in identifying World War I veterans graves. On Memorial Day 2018, the graves will be marked with a flag and traditional poppy flower.
On November 11, 2018, Armistice Day, the group wants to encourage the clergy to give “Promise of Peace” sermons and to encourage community “Bells To Ring” at 11AM to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.
“We hope this will help people remember and help our youth remember what an important event World War I was,” Slosek said.
The group received a favorable recommendation from members of the Common Council when they presented the plan.