Veteran's Day Dinner to Honor Abilene's Role in WWII

for immediate release Nov. 10, 1997

WHO: Members of World War II's 12th Armored Division, Abilene Christian University's history department, the Taylor County Historical Commission, the Museums of Abilene, Abilene Christian High School musicians, U.S. Rep. Charles Stenholm, State Rep. Bob Hunter, Mayor Gary McCaleb, representatives from Dyess AFB and many other members of the community will attend.

WHAT: 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum Project Dinner honoring Abilene's role in World War II. The program will include speakers, documentary video clips and musical entertainment.

WHEN: Veteran's Day (Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m.)

WHERE: Abilene Civic Center, Conference Center.

WHY: To honor Abilene's role in World War II, especially through the 12th Armored Division which trained at Camp Barkeley and whose members have given their collections of artifacts to ACU's 12th Armored Division Historical Project. (Those present will receive information about the planning of a 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, but no formal announcement will be made for some time.)

VISUAL ELEMENT: World War II artifacts will be on display.

CONTACT: Dr. Vernon Williams, professor of history and director of the 12th Armored Division Project (If you need a quick interview, catch him during set-up between 3:30-6 p.m. at the Civic Center.)

FOOD: Please feel free to join us for a Joe Allen's barbecue dinner as our guests.

If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Malissa Endsley, director of media relations, at or call 915-674-2692.

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Last update: November 10, 1997