Ilion High School Ilion NY
Ilion High School Ilion NY


Ilion school seal

Philip Davis
Photograph taken by Matt Skinner IHS 2002 on December 18, 2015.
The grave is at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy.
Matt is the son of IHS faculty Julie Skinner and deceased history teacher, Mr. Mike Skinner.

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans for our liberty. This month features the Walter Davis family, of Ilion NY, and their contribution during World War II. It also recognizes the Ilion High School graduates who gave the supreme sacrifice during World War II.

This 200th year of the founding of Remington is a opportune time to highlight the other impact of the company on our nation's history. Visit the May - June 2016 cover story to learn about the Davis family and its patriarch, Mr. Walter Davis. Mr. Davis was placed in charge of the Remington Arms' military operations, in 1941, directing the re-equipment of the idle buildings.

"History is made by what is made in Ilion" - from the novel "The Surrendered" Change-rae Lee - 2011 Pulitzer nominated novelist.


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