The Falls on the Colorado Museum (FOCM) is joining with the Noon Rotary Club, Bluebonnet Chorale, Quilts of Valor, and VFW Post 10376 of Marble Falls to honor our area Veterans on Saturday, November 10, at 2:00 at The Falls on the Colorado Museum in Marble Falls.
It has been 100 years since the United States entered World War I to support our allies. FOCM’s program this year will feature the amazing story of Sgt. Stubby, the first “service dog.” During WWI, Sgt. Stubby helped thousands of young soldiers endure the stress of going to war. He ate with the soldiers, slept with them, protected them and comforted them when they had nightmares.
Also this year, Quilts of Valor will be awarded to 6 veterans: Robert Alexander, Arthur Treadway, William Kuschke, Sheila Kuschke, Leslie Wood, and Larry Zachary.
The Bluebonnet Chorale will again provide patriotic music and Iain Corley from Marble Falls High School Band, will bugle at the raising of the flag and TAPS at the closing of the program.
The VFW Post 10376 Honor Guard will be participating in the program also.
FOCM Board chairman Darlene Oostermeyer said, “This program is our way to honor veterans every year for they are the men and women to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude for service to our country.”
FOCM continues to display the WWI uniform of William Leon Whitman who lived in Pleasant Valley, a community east of Marble Falls. The World War II uniform of J. H. Frasier, from Double Horn, remains on display. Frasier was held in two Japanese prisoner of war camps from 1942 until he was rescued in August 1945.
This year, FOCM will welcome two area veterans and their support dogs: Rodger Woods and Pepper and Bobby Galyon and Rock.
FOCM welcomes all veterans and if you have a support dog, that special buddy is welcome too.
As always, there is no admission fee to the museum, but donations are greatly appreciated. Regular museum hours are Thursday through Saturday, from 10:00-4:00. The museum is located at 2001 West Broadway, Marble Falls. Phone 830.798.2571. Visit our newly remodeled website: www.fallsmuseum.org.
October 13 - ROCKIE Unveiling @ 10 AM
November 10 - Veterans Day @ 2 PM
with Noon Rotary and Quilts of Valor
December 1 - Victorian Christmas (Christian Matern House)
January-February 2019 - Quanah Parker Exhibit
On October 13, 2018 at 10 am, our beloved 1,100 pound Miss Rockie will make her long a"weight"ed debut. The museum will be hosting an unveiling ceremony and an associated program to accompany this momentous event.