Woodward’s Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum is displaying a special war veterans exhibit called “Generations of Sacrifice” to coincide with the dedication of Woodward’s new Veterans Memorial.

Woodward’s American Legion had the memorial built just south of the museum and will be dedicating it Saturday at 10 a.m. after which the public is encouraged to stop in the museum and view the Generations of Sacrifice exhibit.

“We have artifacts ranging from the Civil War to the Gulf War,” said Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum Curator Ian Swart. “We have a lot of things that belonged to Dr. John L. Day who was a medic during World War I.”

Swart also mentioned several items to be displayed such as a diary written in 1864 by a soldier in the 3rd Ohio Infantry, buttons from a German uniform from World War I and uniforms from the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam and the Korean Conflict.

“It’s honoring those who gave of themselves for the common good,” said Swart.

The Generations of Sacrifice exhibit will be on display through June 9.

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