HOBART, Okla. – The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum opened a new exhibition which is designed to support current US troops abroad.
“Grunts to Glory” a uniform history of the Military” opened on Monday and will run through the end of February.
They are asking for visitors to donate items for care packages to be sent to current US troops abroad as a part of the exhibit.
This exhibit highlights the history of military service from the grunts in the trenches of WWI to the glory of troops serving as aides to the President in the White House. The exhibit contains a variety of authentic uniforms from WWI, WWII, and Vietnam.
Featuring a WWI uniform worn by soldiers in the trenches of Europe (complete with charge whistle and gas siren) and a Marine Presidential Aide uniform worn in service to President Woodrow Wilson, this exhibit offers a unique look into rare artifacts.
Visitors are encouraged to bring donations of baby wipes, antiperspirants, socks, white T-shirts, underwear, foot powder, foot deodorizer, mouthwash and other personal hygiene items. You might also consider snacks like granola bars, pretzels, potato chips, power bars, small cereal boxes, energy bars, fruit snacks and other small, non-perishable items that can be toted around easily.
You can also make a monetary donation which will be applied to the creation and distribution of care packages.
Rather than having a grand opening for the exhibit, GTFLIM will host a “Send Off” party at 5:30 pm, Thursday, February 27th, 2014.
This event will end the exhibit and prepare the care packages for delivery.