Military uniforms on display during the Military Collectibles stop at Simmons Middles School in Hoover.
Military Collectibles Displayed at Simmons Middle School for Students and the Community
Simmons Middle School students and the community were given the opportunity to view vintage and historical military artifacts last month as Military Collectibles, a traveling exhibit, made a stop at the school.
Marine Veterans Lamar Scott and Buddy Simpson provide this opportunity to schools around the southeast, free of charge, as a way to teach military history and to preserve the legacy of the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Mr. Scott and Mr. Simpson have uniforms from all branches of the service, and the uniforms date from the Spanish-American War to the present. The two gentlemen, along with Air Force Veteran Mr. Marty Potash, provided examples of how the weapons of war have changed throughout the various conflicts, while answering questions, re-telling stories, and providing first-hand accounts of America’s military involvement around the world.
Visitors to the four-day display at the school saw such items as flasks, medical supplies, war medals, money, cavalry items, photographs, documents, disabled weapons, personal hygiene products used in earlier eras, newspapers, and much more.
Simmons Middle School is thankful to Military Collectibles for presenting to the students and looks forward to hosting them again in April of 2018.