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Melvin Banks (right) shows 9-year-old Lockport resident Joe Gincauskas some artillery Saturday, Sept. 9, during the WWII Days event held at Dellwood Park in Lockport. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Nancy Baumet (right) thanks 97-year-old World War II veteran Ed Manthey Saturday, Sept. 9, during the WWII Days event held at Dellwood Park in Lockport. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter
2:57 pm CDT September 12, 2017

The startling sound of gun shots echoed while air planes flew overhead and explosions detonated around the battlefield. This image of the reality of World War II was on display this weekend at Dellwood Park where the Lockport Township Park District hosted its seventh annual World War II Days.