The new “Our War: Voices of Raleigh’s World War 2 Veterans” exhibit will tell the tale of two different Raleighs and how its residents who went to war had vastly different experiences in the same conflict. 15 local veterans have been interviewed as part of an oral history project which will culminate with the “Our War…” exhibit. Though 70 years have passed, many personal events of the war are fresh in the minds of the veterans. By sharing their stories, these veterans give us a revealing look at what it was like to grow up in 30’s/40’s Raleigh and leave for war. By collecting their stories in their own words it is hoped the exhibit will be a testament to the varied contributions of Raleigh’s diverse residents.
“Our War: Voices of Raleigh’s World War 2 Veterans” opens at the museum June 7th.