Museum celebrates historic moments in U.S. history


NAPLES, Fla. – History buffs gathered in Naples over the weekend, to take a trip back in time without every leaving Southwest Florida.

The Museum of Military Memorabilia held a weekend long celebration to commemorate the 70th anniversary of V-J day.  That’s when the United States declared victory over Japan during World War II. The museum also celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first paratrooper jump.

There were old newspapers on hand, as well as parachutes, old rifles, a train car used during the Holocaust, and jeeps used by American troops during World War II.

“Freedom isn’t free,” says Bob McDonald, President of the museum. “Everybody who has ever been in combat has paid that price so that we can do the things that we can do.”

The Museum is open 7 days a week, admission is free.

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