Carrabelle History Museum: Military Tribute Exhibit
May 7 - May 31
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The Carrabelle History Museum extends a unique display that pays tribute to several local men who served, some of whom also sacrificed, in our country’s armed forces. Developed initially for Carrabelle’s Museum Day, held on May 1, the Military Tribute Exhibit has been so meaningful to the Carrabelle History Museum, to the community, and especially to these men’s families that the museum has decided, with permission of the families, to keep the exhibit in place through the end of the May. May was designated as National Military Appreciation Month by Congress in 1999, so it is especially fitting.
The exhibit honors five men from Carrabelle who served in the military representing World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Featured are
- Willie F. Grice – WWI
- Walter J. Mallett – WWII
- Dr. George Sands – WWII
- Claude L. Stokes – Korean
- Robert “Cliff” Millender – Vietnam
The Carrabelle History Museum extends a heartfelt thank you to the families of these men for sharing their stories with us and entrusting us with the care of some cherished items on display. Tamara Allen, Director of the Carrabelle History Museum, said, “I’ve heard from several family members and have even had the privilege to show the exhibit privately to some. The reception this display has gotten from them, and our community as a whole has been heartfelt and positive. “A big thank you to Lisa Keith-Lucas and Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum for their assistance in making this happen.
The Carrabelle History Museum is located at 106 SE Avenue B, in historic Carrabelle, FL. The museum and the exhibit are open Wednesday from 12:00 – 5:00, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 – 5:00, and Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00. There is no charge for admission, but donations are warmly welcomed.
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Carrabelle History Museum
106 SE Ave B
Carrabelle, FL 32322 United States