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National Infantry Museum celebrates Veteran volunteers

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

National Infantry Museum volunteers that also spent time serving during World War II and the Korean War were honored Monday.

Assistant Director of Volunteer Services at the museum, Susan Anzano said the National Infantry Museum could not run without its volunteers. Many of those volunteers are war veterans.  

Clinton Morris spends his days of retirement volunteering at the National Infantry Museum. He was honored on Monday for his service to the museum and in World War II.  

He told News Leader 9 Memorial Day is his favorite holiday. "To me, this tops all of them, even tops the 4th of July.  We are honoring those that have served and those that lost their lives by the hundreds of thousands so we can have the freedom we have today."

Another veteran volunteer, Doug Bailey, said he spends his time volunteering at the museum because of all the wonderful people he is able to meet and the stories he is able to share.  "We have been at war for an awful long time. Continuously all the way back to the Revolution. If you think about it, it has been one war right after another."

Retired Col. Bailey says there is always opportunity for peace. And, Memorial Day is a perfect opportunity to spend time honoring those who keep our freedom safe.

The museum is always in need of volunteers. If you would like to help, call (706) 562-4902.

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