Military exhibit set to open Tuesday
by Jennifer Cohron
Jul 07, 2013 | 1748 views | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bankhead House and Heritage Center’s largest exhibit yet has been reserved for Walker County’s service men and women.

“A Tribute to our Military” opens Tuesday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.

More than 60 residents have loaned artifacts for the exhibit, which is housed in four rooms and spans the Revolutionary War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The story of nearly 300 years of the nation’s conflicts is told in photographs, uniforms, weapons, medals and mementoes.

Each face and name represents a sacrifice that is perhaps being publicly celebrated for the first time.

“They’ve risked their lives and gone off to a foreign country to fight for the freedom we have today. Then when they get back, they’re forgotten. So we really want to take this opportunity to honor them,” said Pat Morrison, a member of the exhibit committee.

The military exhibit is scheduled to end Sept. 20.

A Heritage Fun Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a Civil War living history camp reenactment and a veterans canteen.

The Bankhead House and Heritage Center is located at 800 7th Street West in Jasper. The house is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free.