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Over 650 students from Westminster High School served their country during World War II, covering every branch of the military and every major engagement of the war. Two dozen WHS students were killed, over 60 suffered physical wounds, and several were captured and held as Prisoners of War. Many came home with wounds that were not visible. This exhibit brings these hometown heroes’ stories to light in honor of their service. The show will also feature two art installations: one featuring World War II era advertisements and film clips and a floor installation using 1,000 classic toy soldiers. The exhibit will be displayed in a way that ensures patrons can maintain social distancing.
This exhibit is made possible by the research of Steve Bowersox, a 3rd generation Westminster High School graduate who has been a U.S. History teacher at WHS since 2002. He also spent two years in the United States Army before attending college. Says Bowersox, “I am very happy to be able to showcase the Greatest Generation graduates of Westminster High School and at the same time, I am disappointed that I do not have photographs of the over 250 students, who for a variety of reasons did not graduate, but also participated in the war.”
- Starting Monday, June 29th, 2020, repeats every week on Friday until Monday, August 03, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm