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Saturday, October 27, 2007

War Museum Joins Pontiac Chamber of Commerce

Our museum is now a proud new member of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Korean War Conference - November 17

We are proud to announce the second in a series of four free Conferences sponsored by the Livingston County War Museum. Two panels of local Korean War veterans will speak and answer questions on Saturday, November 17 from 9 am - 12 noon. Thanks to the generosity of our next-door neighbors, the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum, the Conference will be held in their meeting room. This will enable the War Museum to remain open to the public.
We encourage families and school age children to attend and meet these honored veterans of the Korean War. Just contact us at our email: dal@, call us at 815-842-0301, or send us the attached form. See you at the Korean War Conference - Living History!

Seneca Junior High Visits Museum

Thanks to the great group visit from Seneca Junior High earlier this month. Along with the 80 students were the following teachers and teacher aides: Sue Gumm, Kathleen Stadel, Ruth Capsel, Debbie Fitzmorris and Greg Stahl.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Recent Comments from our Guests

" Such an inpactful place. It is important that the stories and memories are preserved for future generations."
"This place is awesome!"
"Brings tears to my heart."
"Thank you for bringing this to the area."
"Very nice displays. Very informative."
"I loved how much history was in here."
"Beautiful job. Much more than I expected. You make me proud to be a teacher and proud to be an American."
"Very impressive and intimate selection of memorabilia."
"Thank you for the reminder that 'freedom is not free' "
"The personal stories and pictures are so helpful in understanding. Thanks to all who shared their experiences."

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

3rd Infantry Division

Our Honored Hero: S/Sgt. Lee Nelson Dwight IL

S/Sgt. Lee Nelson, 3rd Infantry Division, Dwight IL, US Army World War II. He was the most decorated World War II veteran from Dwight IL in World War II according to veterans from Dwight. Sgt. Nelson participated in the Anzio invasion and the war in Europe through Italy and Southern France. He earned the following decorations: Combat Infantry Badge, two Silver Star medals, Bronze Star medal with "V" for Valor in Combat, Purple Heart, Good Conduct medal, American Campaign medal, European Campaign medal with three battle stars and spearhead for the Anzio invasion, World War II Victory medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation. His uniform, loaned by the Dwight VFW Post 2608, is on display in our museum.