October 15, 2014 Edition

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Work begins on WOH addition

Justin Vickers with DS Murphy Construction secures part of the metal framework for the new addition being built at the Wings of Honor Museum. The addition will increase exhibit space for several WWII displays.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Construction workers began erecting steel framework for the Wings of Honor Museum's new addition on Oct. 8. The addition will include a 20-by-80-foot expansion of the museum's WWII exhibit.

Amongst the new displays to be added once the addition is complete will be Roosevelt's Address to Congress along with notes, photographs, text, the vote and the declarations of war.

It will also feature exhibits on the war with Germany and Japan. The display will contain narratives, graphs, maps, photographs, videos, uniforms, weapons, models, dioramas, WWII newsmaps, documents and artifacts that depict America and the costly battles with Germany and Japan during WWII.

"Delivering Material, Men and Munitions by Sea and Air," which features history, photographs and artifacts from Merchant Marines, Naval Armed Guard and Troop Carrier and Troop Transport commands, will be moved to the new exhibit space.

The addition is expected to cost about $59,000 and the museum is accepting donations to help cover the expense. Museum board president Harold Johnson said they plan to proceed as quickly as possible but no projected completion date has been set.

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