Saturday, February 9, 2013
A new World War II exhibit starting this summer at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will pay tribute to the millions who fought with hopes of getting young people engaged in the war's relevance.
The Abilene center's executive director, Karl Weissenbach, says the ambitious three-year project will be directed at younger generations that often know little about the war, its significance in world history or the impact of its outcome.
The exhibit will rotate artifacts periodically from a collection of 78,000 items to reflect the advancement of U.S. forces during the war, leading to the surrender of Japan and Germany in 1945. Among the items to be displayed will be a Soviet uniform and diary that were obtained with the help of the U.S. State Department.