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Veteran's Day at the Lynchburg Museum
Originally known as Armistice Day, the holiday commemorates the end of combat in World War I, which occurred at 11 am on November 11, 1918. In 1954, President Eisenhower and Congress made it a national holiday which honors all who have served.
The Piedmont Pride gallery at the Museum covers the military service of people from Lynchburg from the American Revolution through modern day. Rare flags, uniforms, photographs, maps, and related items are on display along with a special section on Lynchburg during the Civil War.
Experience The James: Lynchburg’s Pathway to the World is also on display showcasing art, history, culture, natural resources, and historic photographs of “America’s Founding River.” This special exhibit features items borrowed from museums and private collections all over Virginia along with several media programs. Please visit www.experiencethejames.com for more information about the exhibit and upcoming lectures and special events.