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Veterans from all over the state of Ohio met in Sandusky, Ohio on August 3, 1946. Major General John B. Coulter, personal representative of General Jonathan Wainwright, arrived at the Hinde-Dietrick Airport at 11:30 a.m. on August 3rd.
According to the August 3, 1946 issue of the Sandusky Register Star News, a procession of military policeman and several other marching units escorted the General and other honored guests through the city of Sandusky. Army planes roared overhead as the guests of honor reached the Cedar Point pier. Thousands of area residents lined the streets of Sandusky as they watched the parade
The visiting military officials were treated to a luncheon at Cedar Point. An ox roast was also held in the picnic grove for Ohio Veterans and their families. Cedar Point officials estimated that at least 30,000 visitors were at Cedar Point for the day’s festivities. Throughout the day aerial exhibitions by U.S. Army and Navy planes were held near the Cedar Point Beach. You can read more about the All Ohio Veterans Get Together Day in the August 1 through August 5 issues of the Sandusky Register Star News, available on microfilm at the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center.