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:- 6S FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Veterans invited to Fort Miles open house Briefly)) Fort Miles Historical Asso- rifice so much for us," said Dr. ciation invites veterans and their Gary D. Wray, association presi- families to tour Battery 519 free dent. "This is one small way to and see the newly arrived 16-inch thank them." gun parts from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 Visitors can see the multi-ton p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, between girder, yoke and other parts for regularly scheduled tours for the the big gun barrel that was on the public, battleship USS Missouri when "This is our way of honoring the ]apanese surrendered to AIr the men and women who sac- lied forces to end World War II SUBMITTED PHOTOS THE GIRDER, OR BASE, on which the assembled gun will rest is unloaded. FM 9 is the slide that will surround the gun barrel. FM 4 is a 17.5-inch-thick piece of armor plate that was holed by a 16-inch shell. I FM 7 is the yoke that will attach to the end of the barrel. Sept. 2, 1945. The parts, unused Tickets on sale for for decades, were transported AARP fashion show 250 miles by truck by Lockwood Brothers from the Naval Surface The Georgetown Chapter 5340 Warfare Center, Dahlgren Divi- of the AARP will host a fashion sion, in Virginia and unloaded at show starting at noon, Saturday, the fort in Cape Henlopen State Nov. 8. The show will be held Park Oct. 23. at the Red Men Home, Nassau. The Missouri barrel arrived at Blooming Boutique of Lewes will the fort by barge and rail in April present the fashions and present 2012 from a naval scrap heap at a special gift, a silver bracelet, to St. ]ulien's Creek Annex of Nor- each ticket holder. Other door prizes will be given as well as dis- folk Naval Base in Virginia. count coupons for other stores. Inside the battery, visitors can The cost is $25 per person. All see a 12-inch gun that was on proceeds go to the AARP Schol- the USS Wyoming; a plotting arship Fund. In May 2014 two table that is a replica of one used by Fort Miles soldiers to scholarships in the amount of triangulate the position of en- $750 each were awarded to de- emy ships; and World War II mines removed from Delaware Bay. During World War II, 2,300 men and women were stationed at Fort Miles, which was built to protect the Delaware coast and Philadelphia industry from enemy surface ships. The Army scrapped the fort's guns after the war. Delaware State Parks and FMHA have borrowed guns from the Navy to represent one of each size at Fort Miles during World War II. The public is invited to tour the battery at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. 15 for a cost of $5. The association, formed in 2003, is restoring the fort to its World War II appearance and wants to build a first-class World War II museum on the site, Wray said, adding that he welcomes veterans to join the association and help further that goal. "This is a great opportunity for veterans to contribute the skills and experience they gained while serving our country," he said. "We can always use that know- how and energy." For more information call 302- 645-6852 or go to, serving high school seniors. For information about tickets, call Hilda Parker, 302-856-2760. Beebe Thrift Store seeks volunteers The Beebe Thrift Store, 18675 Coastal Highway in the Midway Shopping Center, is looking for volunteers to help on its delivery truck a morning or two a week. The truck runs most mornings from 9 a.m. until noon. Volun- teers will he representatives of the Beebe Medical Center Aux- iliary. To join the group, stop and see Pam or Michael at the shop for more information and an application. This is an unpaid position. Call 302-644-2878. SHAW CARPET with R2X STAIN INSTALLED with 8lb. pad. $1.99 sq: ft. ALLAREA RUGS ON CLEARANCE STOCK - VINYL - CLEARANCE $.89 sq. ft. ,u EXTRA-WIDE PLANK HARDWOOD SALE! All carpet prices include: Removal & Disposal of Old Carpeting Furniture Moved & Put Back • Top quality 7/16 Rebond Padding Mill Direct - High Quality Carpets • Fast, Beautiful Installations Low, Very Reasonable Prices • No Hidden Costs (Absolutely) Open 6 Days a Week Monday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-4 On Route 24, Long Neck - in front of Giant VETERAN'S Y ˘ ˘zCzCzCzCzCzCzC Cz rCzC CzCz˘ FURNITURE @GQLDEN LIFT CHAIRS FIIOM J LJST $689 HIG[IWAY 9, 4 MILES EAST OF GEORGE 1 OWN, DE 302.856.6365 "WWW.BESCttEFURNITURE.COM , i]II$I illilllllll l,,,,i III iilil I I III I II I I II u [i [ l ii]ll[ Hill Mm ........ .......