‘Prisoners of War’ program set
PARK RAPIDS -- Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents "Prisoners of War" program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Armory Square, 203 Park Ave., with a reception before at 12:30 p.m.
PARK RAPIDS -- Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning presents “Prisoners of War” program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Armory Square, 203 Park Ave., with a reception before at 12:30 p.m.
The experiences of three area World War II POW’s: Jay Monicken, Anton Cichy and Owen Hotzler, will be presented through diary excerpts, pictures and a DVD interview.
Jay Monicken, is the father of Melodee Monicken of Park Rapids, was shot down in Austria and held prisoner in Germany. There he drew illustrations of camp life in the diary provided by the Red Cross. Anton Cichy, a New York Mills native, after surviving the Bataan death march, spent over three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines. Glenys Hotzler of Park Rapids, widow of Owen Hotzler, will share photos and documents detailing her husband’s 27 months as a POW in Germany.
The program is offered to the public at no charge and is handicapped-accessible. Those needing to use the elevator should enter via the door to the right of the main Highway 71 entrance. Parking is readily available on nearby streets and parking lots.