Last updated: June 18. 2014 11:40AM - 124 Views
By Megan Kennedy mkennedy@civitasmedia.com



Pictured is the Preble County Honor Guard's new enclosed trailer, which is being converted into the Mobile Military Memorial to honor the service and memory of Preble County's military veterans.
Pictured is the Preble County Honor Guard's new enclosed trailer, which is being converted into the Mobile Military Memorial to honor the service and memory of Preble County's military veterans.
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PREBLE COUNTY — The Preble County Honor Guard is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the memory and passing of area Armed Forces veterans.


PCHG recently acquired an enclosed trailer that is being converted into a Mobile Military Memorial which will honor the service and memory of Preble County’s military veterans. Display cabinets mounted on the inside trailer walls will contain uniforms, patches, medals, pictures, letters, equipment, and other military memorabilia that has been donated or is on loan by local vets.


The centerpiece of the display will be a black memorial wall upon which will hang “Memorial Tags” of deceased Preble County veterans. The tags will contain the name, branch of service, and theater of service of each veteran.


The trailer and its contents will be on display at various functions, including the Preble County Fair, Pork Festival, Memorial Day services, West Alexandria Octoberfest, Lewisburg Derby Days, Camden Black Walnut Festival, certain PC Historical Society functions, and other public events.


Memorial tags will be available for purchase and placement on the wall at each event, for a cost of $6.


PCHG is currently in need of additional military memorabilia for display. Contact one of the following persons for donation information, delivery instructions, or pickup of items: Gene Hembree at 937-533-1283 or email gene_hembree@yahoo.com or Phil Hurst at 937-478-4450 or email hurstp2010@yahoo.com.

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