Armed Forces Museum Welcomes Visitors on Veterans Day

A natural place to spend this Veterans Day was among veterans at the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.

Dozens of people visited the facility on this holiday, to check out the various exhibits and learn about military history up close, with a couple of living history displays.  Museum personnel say the Armed Forces Museum is attracting more and more visitors and some of those visitors say it's a great way to spend the day.

"We've actually had our record year...we've had 43,000 people come through," said Museum Director Chad Daniels.

"And it looks like we're going to get bigger and better from there, it's a very positive thing and it certainly means a lot to the veterans community and the soldiers that are training here at (Camp) Shelby," Daniels said.

"I think it's great, we've got to see a lot about Camp Shelby and the history of Camp Shelby and also the different wars," said Greg Sprow, who was visiting the museum with a Boy Scout troop from Ridgeland.

Personnel at the Armed Forces Museum also have big plans next year for the celebration of the 90th birthday of Camp Shelby, which opened in July of 1917.