- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 27, 2017

Central Pennsylvania’s Omni Bedford Springs Resort will host a WWII Weekend Saturday and Sunday aimed at honoring veterans of America’s greatest war — and as a way to honor the resort’s own small part in the conflicted that ended 72 years ago.

The Omni, now a luxury resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania, was utilized by the U.S. Navy as part of the war effort between 1942 and 1945, including for its Radio “A” School. In addition to being used for training, Japanese diplomatic personnel were kept at the property during the war.

The Omni is bringing Members of BCARS (Bedford County Amateur Radio Society) to interact with guests and perform radio demonstrations. Additionally, the Omni will feature exhibits such as vintage radio equipment, Navy artifacts and other memorabilia from the 1940s. Re-enactors will be on hand, and the exhibits will feature historical documents, photographs and other guest speakers.

The 1942 wartime classic film “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, will be screened.

For information on the weekend’s program, visit Omni-Hotels.com.


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