Selma museum honors Gen. George C. Marshall Saturday

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will present a tribute to the life and legacy of General George C. Marshall on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum is located at 104 W. Anderson St.

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Gen. George C. Marshall, left, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

vent titled “General George C. Marshall: Citizen, Soldier and Statesman” will focus on the life and legacy of the General, who was Chief of Staff during World War Two, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under President Harry Truman and Nobel Peace Prize Winner in 1953.

“This program which is being held on Veteran’s Day, the 99th Anniversary of the ending of World War I will be focusing on General Marshall’s public and private life,”  said Eric Jackson, local historian and program presenter.

“General Marshall is such a huge figure in the 20th century yet he remains someone who few people know.” I grew up in Leesburg, Virginia which was where General Marshall and his wife and family lived from 1941 until his death in 1959. He was a neighbor to all and did not want to be treated special, said Jacson”

Jackson said the program will deal with his ups and downs, the tragic death of his first wife, the death of his step-son during World War II and the stresses of being the Chief of Staff during World War II and the early Cold War period of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.

“I want to invite all Veterans and their families,young people and students of history to this special event. “We will have a tribute to our veterans before the program,” saidJackson.

Please call 919-333-4899 or email ericselma15@gmail.com for more information.

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