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Pyle site to be open Veteran's Day

Friday, November 4, 2011

Ernie Pyle
DANA -- The Ernie Pyle Historic site in Dana will be open from 1-4 p.m., Veteran's Day.

The Friends of Ernie Pyle, a non-profit organization, which operates Pyle's birthplace home and museum, will serve refreshments throughout the afternoon and offer door prizes to visitors. Veterans of the United States Armed Forces will be admitted free of charge.

The site will close for the season following its Veteran's Day hours and will re-open in the spring.

Although the site won't have official times when it's open for visitors during winter months, the Friends will give private tours to individuals or groups who request them.

Requests for private tours may be made by calling 765-665-3633.

Ernie Pyle, the famed World War II correspondent, was killed by enemy gunfire on the Pacific island of le Shima near Okinawa in April 1945.

The historic site dedicated to preserving Pyle's legacy in Indiana is located on State Road 71 in Dana, approximately one mile north of United States 36 in Vermillion County.

For more information, call Friends President Cynthia Myers at 765-665-3084, or e-mail myers_cynthia@sbcglobal.net.

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