The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association enjoyed a wonderful presentation by local business owner and operator of the Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute, Mr. Brian Mundell. Mr. Mundell recounted his life-long fascination with military history from the time he was in elementary school. He stressed that this museum is his small way of honoring veterans from all branches of military service during both peacetime and war.
His collection of authentic military items started after his first trip to Normandy in 2004 and includes a variety of military memorabilia from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam conflict, Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Mr. Mundell recounted his numerous trips to Normandy and the appreciation that the French still express to any American that visits even today. Mr. Mundell also described his trips to Japan and locations in the South China Sea.
The Veterans Memorial Museum of Terre Haute is open on most Saturday’s and is located on Wabash Avenue.
VCRTA members also heard reports from the Community Service chairperson about the upcoming Bell Ringing project, the Membership chairperson regarding membership booklets and membership cards, as well as a short discussion from the Legislative Affairs chairperson regarding the “13th check”.