The Museum of the San Ramon Valley, in Danville, is featuring an exhibit honoring our military veterans.
The display, which runs through March 5, is called "Honoring Valley Veterans: Heroes in Defense of Freedom."
It features a wide array of military memorabilia and artifacts including dog tags from World War I veteran Lorenz Humburg to the French Legion of Honor's Officer Award given to our very own veteran .
Mannequins are on display dressed in uniforms representing every military branch along with honors and medals donated for display by local veterans and their families.
The exhibit includes several historical pamphlets, newspaper clippings and military recruitment tools including a poster covering the jobs performed by women during World War II and the iconic “I Want You” Uncle Sam Army poster.
A kid’s corner is also available where children can try on uniforms, play with toy aircraft carriers and take part in a scavenger hunt. The interactive kid’s corner provides a memorable learning experience for your little ones.
It is truly a privilege to get to see all this military memorabilia firsthand, and to hear from local veterans as they share their experiences. For many of us, this is as close as we will come to the front lines of war and this is a great opportunity to honor the military heritage of the San Ramon Valley.
Museum entry Cost: $5 family, $3 adults, $1 children; free for members. For more information call 925-837-3750 or visit www.museumsrv.org.
Each Saturday the museum presents a program to go with the theme of this exhibit. Saturday programs begin at 11:00 am. The next on is on Feb. 19 and features local veterans Nate Greene and Doug Aitken.