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History center offers tribute to veterans

POSTED: November 8, 2007 9:13 a.m.

GAINESVILLEhe Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring World War II veterans this weekend as part of a continuing series of events to honor those who have served their country.

Many people, including some veterans, visited the history center Saturday during the "Salute to World War II Veterans," which continues from 1 to 4 p.m. today.

A small reception and refreshments are offered to all who attend, and segments of Ken Burns’ documentary "The War" play in the center’s sports hall of fame. Veterans and their families get free admission to the history center during the event.

Over the past couple months, the history center has held special events to honor veterans from different wars.

Vietnam War veterans were honored in September, and October paid tribute to Korean War veterans.

The history center will honor all veterans on Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

During both receptions, the center’s American Freedom Garden will be open to the public. The garden pays tribute to all war veterans, both living and deceased.

Glen Kyle, managing director of the Northeast Georgia History Center, said 100 names recently were engraved on the pillars surrounding the garden, bringing the total to some 600.



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