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World War II Vet Honored with Unique Corn Maze Tribute

We recently shared a story about a unique take on one of autumn’s most popular traditions, the corn maze. Now, there’s another unique corn maze tugging at our heartstrings. 

A corn maze at Lanuti Farms in Michigan currently resembles Dr. Frank Lanuti, a 94-year-old World War II veteran and former Leila Hospital surgeon. The veteran’s son, David, said he wanted to honor that era of veterans considering there aren’t many of them left. So he created a corn maze for his dad. 

The maze includes the abbreviation “WWII” along with Frank’s smiling face. According to the farm’s Facebook page, “2016 Battle Creek Corn Maze will serve as a tribute to all veterans. Thank you for protecting our country and keeping our homeland safe!!”

Facebook/Fear the Farm
Facebook/Fear the Farm

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans says that World War II veterans are dying at a rate of around 492 a day, meaning there are somewhere around 855,070 veterans remaining of the 16 million who served in World War II.

Frank served as a reconnaissance missions pilot. 

“So basically he would fly over and tell you where the enemy was, and they’d bomb the hell out of them,” David told the Battle Creek Enquirer.

The maze includes the abbreviation “WWII” along with Frank’s smiling face. According to the farm’s Facebook page, “2016 Battle Creek Corn Maze will serve as a tribute to all veterans. Thank you for protecting our country and keeping our homeland safe!!”

Lanuti Farms offers quite a few fun activities, like a large playground for kids and adults and two escape rooms. They even have a Haunted Forest and Zombie Hunt, one of their most popular attractions this year.

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