Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 1, 2013

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum honors local WWII veteran

EFFINGHAM — Eldon Ooton was honored in a national tribute  to Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans at an historic gathering in Washington, D.C., Monday.

This event marked one of the last times the wartime generation gathers in such large numbers, with more than 840 survivors and 110 World War II veterans joining thousands of international guests, dignitaries and Museum partners.

For more on the story, see Thursday's print edition of the Daily News.

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