"Their" Part of Victory

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"Their" Part of Victory

ITC extends complimentary admission to WWII veterans to view new exhibit

 
SAN ANTONIO – The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will extend complimentary admission to World War II veterans so they may view the new "Our Part of Victory" exhibit free of charge.
 
The ITC opened the exhibit on September 2, the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. It explores the contributions of Texas and Texans to achieving victory. From the first ship sunk to the last bomb dropped, Texans were there.
 
Our Part of Victory focuses on the contributions of Texans in the military and the massive civilian mobilization so critical to winning the war. Objects and images illustrate this combined effort, and range from military pieces belonging to such icons as Audie Murphy and Admiral Nimitz, to a Boy Scout scrap drive award and ration books.
 
"Victory was only possible through the contributions of everyone," said Bryan Howard, director of research, exhibits and collections at the ITC. "We wanted to emphasize that aspect, but also use this as an opportunity to reach out to veterans of the war, and ask them to share memories of their part in victory."
 
Veterans and other visitors can leave a story, memory, or comment in a "V Mail" box in the exhibit.
 
The Institute of Texan Cultures is located on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification. For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit TexanCultures.com.
 
 

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