VFW Post 423 Ann Arbor each year makes sure hundreds of veteran stories aren’t forgotten when it hosts a four-day Military Memorabilia Display at the VFW hall off of Wagner Road in Ann Arbor, according to  Janet Miller’ s story in The Ann Arbor News.

“Hundreds of military artifacts – from a military backpack from the Spanish American War to World War I helmets to toothpaste issued to paratroopers dropped over Normandy – are displayed at the makeshift museum for four days.”

In its 16th year, the museum will welcome visitors through May 27.

Read her interview with veteran and museum curator Milton Davis and learn how one young Michigan boy reached out to a local dentist who served in a POW camp in China during WWII: