A program, "Homegrown Hero: The Life of Benjamin Delaheuf Foulois," will be held Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at Gunn Memorial Library on Wykeham Road in Washington.

Foulois, one of Washington's most famous residents, grew up in town and was expected to enter the family plumbing business. But he ran away from town, enlisted in the military, and left his mark by becoming the Chief of the Army Air Corps in World War One, a leader in the creation of the Air Force, and most importantly, the first military aviator in the United States Armed Forces.