A World War II hero gets some screen time at Wesley College and the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village opens its doors for the annual flea market, bake sale, book sale and auction.
World War II documentary highlights hero John Basilone
Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone has been celebrated many times since his passing in 1945 at Iwo Jima. Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross and Purple Heart, so it’s no wonder there are a statue and bridge named after him, documentaries made about him, and newsreels and magazine covers featuring him.
The Wesley College Department of Literature and Languages and Wesley College Italian Club will present a documentary on the battle for Guadalcanal and John Basilone from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 29, at Wesley College’s Malmberg Hall, Room 115, Governors Avenue between Division and Fulton streets. Basilone’s story will also soon be told as part of the upcoming series “The Pacific” on HBO. Frank Cannata, class of 1955, will introduce the documentary. Cannata is past president of UNICO National.
A questions and answer series will follow the screening. Admission is free and all are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, email Mary Teresa Morrison at email@example.com.
Wheel and deal at annual auction
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village’s annual benefit auction, flea market, bake and book sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, at the museum, 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. Shoppers can look for new and used antiques, collectibles, tools, furniture, household items and more. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be for sale. The building flea market opens at 8:30 a.m., silent auction starts at 9 and live auction starts at 9:30. For more information or to donate items, stop by at the museum or call 734-1618.