Living history honors WWII Veterans

By Sylvia Hall - bio | email

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Gunshots ripped through the silence in Gautier Saturday, but it was all in the name of history.

The Living History GI Museum in Gautier staged a World War II battle, to celebrate veterans.

The scenario, a small group of American GI's come across a large German unit, and in the end, the Americans win.

The museum focuses on honoring all GI's, but Saturday's focus on World War II was no accident.

Steve Amason is the Living History GI Museum Director.

"We've focused today on WWII because so many of our beloved WWII Veterans are passing away at a rate of over a thousand a day," said Amason. "So we are here to celebrate their lives and their history and their contribution to our country."

The exhibit Saturday was one time only, but visitors can see the rest of the museum Wednesdays 10:00am to 5:00pm, the first and third Sunday of every month.  Or you can make an appointment.