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WWII Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 31 at noon

The "G" is for GUTS!

Stories of Texans in WWII

 

On exhibit through September 30, 2014

The Bosque Museum’s World War II exhibit, “The “G” is for Guts!”, opens at the Bosque Museum on Saturday, May 31. The exhibit tells the stories of Texans who fought in Europe and the Pacific Theater. The presentations trace the events of WW II through the eyes of Bosque county citizens engaged in conflict in Europe and the Pacific theater. Of equal importance are the stories of sacrifices on the home front. Prominent in the exhibit is the personal story of Waco businessman Charles Turner and his exploits over Burma fighting the Japanese.

An important element of the exhibit is a roll of all the Bosque County soldiers who fought in the war. The more than 2,000 names represents the first time all the soldiers have been compiled into one master roll. The museum wishes to acknowledge Mrs. Gloria Hewitt for her diligent work in helping us accomplish this goal. This roll will be retained as part of a future permanent WW II exhibit at the museum.

A Special Exhibit Preview will be held for all veterans and their families who were in the United States Armed Forces from the 1940’s through 2014.  The exhibit preview and program will be Saturday morning, 10:00 p.m. through 12:00 noon. Refreshments will be served. To further honor those who serve, the museum has been designated as a Blue Star Museum. This recognition grants free admission to all enlisted members of the armed forces and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

This exhibit is made possible through the generous support of Charles B. and Dorothy E. Turner and daughters, Dell Turner Martin and Cindy Turner Leonard.

Public opening for the exhibit will begin at noon on Saturday, May 31.

The museum will give free admission to all visitors on this day.