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Mark Simonson

January 25, 2014

Oneonta students responded strongly to Victory Corps in 1943


“The ‘Schools-at-War flag,’” also known as a Service Flag, “was earned for having more than 90 percent of the students participating regularly in the war savings program.”

Nationally, just as at OHS, the Victory Corps program was extremely popular during the two years of its existence.

On Monday: Our local life and times in January 1974.

Oneonta City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at His website is His columns can be found at




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