Monday, April 27, 2015

Preserving World War II Veterans' Memories of the War is Vital as They Reach Old Age

World War II Veteran of Oxford, Miss., Floyd H. Metts,
shares his stories and memorabilia of the war 
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The Veterans still alive today are in their early 90s.  According to the National World War II Museum of New Orleans, every 3 minutes another veteran passes away. Many Americans believe their stories of service are an important part of  American history and should be recorded for future generations.

Brothers, Hunter Fordice and Dan Fordice, sons of former Governor Kirk Fordice, have opened a museum called The Southern Heritage Air Foundation .  The brothers work to record and preserve the many memories, good and bad, of World War II. To learn more about the importance of preservation, watch this story of Oxford resident and former World War II aviator, Floyd H. Metts here:

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