RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – It’s a week of anniversaries at the Raleigh County Veterans Museum.
In honor of the VA Administration, the Korean War Armistice and the Army Chaplain Corps, guests can visit the museum at no charge this weekend.
The museum highlights United States-involved wars as far back as the Revolutionary War, honoring veterans fighting for freedom.
“It means a lot to me to come up here and honor those guys,” says veteran and volunteer Gary Parker. “I want their sacrifices to be remembered, not just because death is involved or they were wounded or anything, but I want people to really realize the sacrifices that have been made throughout these years.”
One of Parker’s favorite exhibits is the model of the USS West Virginia that was attacked at Pearl Harbor.