College and community members have another opportunity to explore the friendship between Lt. Zenneth Pond and Captain William J. Maher when the film “Answering the Call: A Memorial to Lt. Zenneth Arthur Pond” will be presented at the Jackson District Library’s Carnegie Branch in downtown Jackson at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14.

In 2016, a group of college students pored through journals, tax records and antique photos as they researched Michigan settlers. Time after time they returned to an 1840 cobbler’s diary belonging to Josiah Pond, with the penciled command, “Remember me!” Josiah was the great-great-grandfather of Jackson Junior College student and World War II hero, Lt. Zenneth Pond.

Zenneth was one of our own, attending the College from 1939-41 and was part of the Civilian Pilot Training Program, along with William Maher and many others. Maher never forgot his friend, Zenneth Pond, and spent a lifetime keeping the memory of his classmate alive. Now, their story lives on.

The evening will include…

  • Film screening
  • Two over-sized genealogy quilts showcasing the Maher and Pond families
  • Artifacts from the 1600s highlighting the history of the Pond family and early settlers

For more information please contact Associate Professor Diana Agy at agydianam@jccmi.edu. Event is free and all are welcome.