The Military Sea Services Museum opened a new exhibit to commemorate the contributions of American veterans of World War I. The exhibit features genuine uniforms of U.S. Navy sailors Matthew White and Frank Rider as well as that of Army soldier John Pahl. A replica uniform of a United States Marine in complete combat regalia is also displayed.
Moreover, five panels containing artifacts and memorabilia from the “War to End All Wars” have been prepared, including items from U.S. Army Captain Charles B. Fowler, which includes his Model 1917 Smith & Wesson pistol. Period books about World War I are also on display including a complete bound edition of “Stars and Stripes,” the official newspaper of the U.S. military, covering the war years 1917 and 1918.
The exhibit will be in the Museum Flag Room through Nov. 30 during normal open hours which are noon until 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. It will also be open for viewing on Sunday, Nov. 11, immediately following the 2 p.m. Veterans Day Ceremony on the premises.
The Museum is located at 1402 Roseland Avenue in Sebring (one mile east of Sebring High School on Kenilworth Blvd.) and is a Section 501.c.3 non-profit with the mission of preserving the history and traditions of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and the waterborne branches of the Army, Air Force and National Atmospheric and Administration (NOAA).
Admission to the museum is always free, however donations are always accepted. Come on out and enjoy a look back of our nation’s history from a hundred years ago at the Military Sea Services Museum, “Where history comes alive!”