D-Day Remembrance and Persian Gulf War Exhibit

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 1, 2017

A joint event by the Price of Freedom Museum and the Piedmont Military Vehicle Preservation Association, the D-Day Remembrance and Persian Gulf War honors all veterans of American Wars.

Events will be Saturday, June 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, 2-6 p.m. at the museum, 2420 Weaver Road, China Grove.

On Friday military vehicle owners and displayers will arive and set up. Overnight camping will be available for owners and displayers. All equipment must be set up before 9 a.m.

On Saturday, events and displays include:

• Military vehicles on display

• Ride of Pride on display

• Military Weapons and War related memorabilia

• Veteran’s Administration on hand to assist veterans

• Military demonstrations

• Museum will be open all day

• Military ceremony at 10 a.m.

Persian Gulf War Exhibit: At the Price of Freedom Museum Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. and on Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 6 p.m.

“The First Gulf War: The War to Free Kuwait” exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History and the Price of Freedom Museum is open for two days only. The exhibit consists of seven panels, each describing a different aspect of the war to liberate Kuwait in 1991, following the invasion by Iraq.

Michael Chapman, whose brother was killed in Kuwait, chaired a group to raise money for the exhibit, including $100,000 from the Kuwaiti government. Twenty-five years later, the dream has become a reality. A story about the effort to create the display was in the Salisbury Post on Tuesday, May 30: Area man honors late brother with Desert Storm exhibit, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/05/30/area-man-honors-late-brother-desert-storm-exhibit/

For more information, call 704-857-7474 or 704-431-2839, or go to www.priceoffreedom.us

Joel Honeycutt/Salisbury Post Military equipment fills a field near the Price of Freedom Museum for its annual D-Day Remembrance.

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