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World War II Exhibit Opens

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The History Center is proud to announce the opening of its new exhibit entitled "Angelina County at War: A World War II Exhibit." Using artifacts, photographs, posters, and text, this exhibit tells the story of Angelina County's contribution to Americas successful World War II efforts. Angelina County's men and women joined the armed forces, fought in battles across the globe, nursed the injured, worked in factories, rationed goods, grew victory gardens, and bought war bonds in an unprecedented effort to ensure an Allied victory. Area veterans and their families have generously donated and loaned uniforms, weapons, medals, photographs, and letters to help The History Center tell Angelina County's World War II story and honor the men and women who sacrificed so much. This exhibit covers such topics as Pearl Harbor, local experiences during D-Day, wartime nutrition, local aviators, and Angelina County women who joined the service, among others, presented in five display cases and on twenty-two large panels. The History Center invites local citizens, students, veterans, and all interested parties to join us as we celebrate Angelina County?s unique contributions to the World War II experience. The exhibit is open during The History Center's regular business hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00; Saturday 9:00 to 1:00. A special reception and viewing in honor of Angelina County's World War II veterans will be held on Thursday, November 10, at 3 p.m. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.