Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 25, 2014

Those Who Served War Museum to open on Memorial Day

PRINCETON — The Those Who Served War Museum and Memorial Room will be open this Memorial Day Monday for those who wish to visit and honor the region’s war heroes.

“We will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” Tony Whitlow, president of the Those Who Served War Museum at the Memorial Building in Princeton, said. “The memorials listing the people from each war — killed during these wars — will be open. And we have four displays — World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.”

Whitlow said area residents are encouraged to visit the museum and memorial room Monday to help pay tribute to those who served and died serving their country.

Local veterans and their families have donated relics representing the service of Mercer County residents during World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The museum recently opened the Memorial Room with displays honoring Mercer County veterans who lost their lives while serving their country. There is also a POW and MIA memorial exhibit, according to Whitlow.

 The museum is closed during the winter, but the Memorial Room is open all year. Groups of five people or more can make appointments to see the museum. But no appointment is required Monday — as area residents are encouraged to visit the museum and Memorial Room on Memorial Day.

— Contact Charles Owens at cowens@bdtonline.com�

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