Please join the Dubois County Museum on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 1:30 pm for a
program to honor veterans for their service to our country. The program runs from 1:30 to
about 2:30 p.m.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1918 to honor the end of World
War I. In 1938, November 11 became a legal holiday dedicated to honoring World War I
veterans. This act was later amended to include all veterans by changing the word “Armistice”
with “Veterans.”
We will have two guest speakers join us to talk about their time serving our country,
Christine Benitos (Office Manager at Benitos Group) will talk about her time in the military and
what it was like being a woman who served. Ed Walston (professor at VUJC) will talk about his
time in the military and serving in Vietnam.
We look forward to seeing you at the museum. Your admission this day entitles you the
opportunity to view our large military exhibit and all 50,000 square feet of exhibits at the
museum. Coming in November is a new exhibit on WWI called “A Military Christmas from
WWI”. Featured in the exhibit will be additional WWI items from the museum’s collections and
a WWI Liberty truck lovingly restored and maintained by Robert Demuth of Ferdinand. It is on
display now at the museum in the Farm Equipment Area.