Greenbrier Historical Society Museum is will host its "Saluting Greenbrier Veterans" exhibit now through December 2020.
This exhibit includes photos and brief biographies of over 110 men and women who have a connection to Greenbrier and served in various branches of the United States military from the Spanish-American War to Afghanistan.
These include eight killed-in-action, two prisoners-of-war, two admirals, a driver for General George Patton, one who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day, and another who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, a set of four brothers who all served in World War 2, two sets of three brothers, four other sets of brothers, nine sets of father/son, grandfather/grandson or father/son/grandson relationships.
Greenbrier veterans were also part of the first air-to-sea rescue in World War 2, the final naval gun salvo of World War 2 fired on August 12, 1945, and recovery of the Apollo 9 space capsule and astronauts.
This exhibit is open free to the public during museum open hours Wed/Thurs/Fri 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM (closed Thanksgiving week). The museum is located at 825 W. College Street across from Greenbrier City Hall.
Submitted by Sheila Watts, President - Greenbrier Historical Society