11/20 Letter to the Editor: History deserves to be preserved, promoted

6:32 PM EST, November 21, 2013


To the editor:

Thanks to the Tidewater Review team for such exceptional publicity for the King William Historical Society's last event of 2013.  The proud history of our county — formally established in 1702 — deserves to be preserved and promoted.

Particular thanks for the coverage given to the remarkable display by the all-volunteer group Tools of War, headed by Ian Anderson and Cory Fox, two exceptional young college students who are recent KWHS grads.  

Entirely on their own time and with no financial compensation, they cast a wide net and borrowed military gear, weapons, tents, and even a restored Army jeep for a hands-on, interpretive history, outdoor museum depicting WWI, WW2, Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. 

Augmented by three additional volunteers; Vietnam veteran Ronnie Corrick, KWHS student Anthony Rameriz, and college student Kyle Luttrell, the volunteers were correctly uniformed and prepared to give basic information for each period depicted.

It is no small task to bring all this together and these fine young men (and one old combat veteran who thoroughly enjoyed giving jeep rides) are deserving of high praise.

Robert "Sarge" Bruce

Administrator, Military History Air/Ground Operations Group