Vietnam War Foundation Expects Hundreds for Open House

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GREENE COUNTY, VA (NEWSPLEX) -- Volunteers at the Vietnam War Foundation say they expect to see up to 1,500 visitors during the museum's Memorial Day open house in Greene County.

On Sunday, they saw up to 500 people and are expecting their biggest crowd on Memorial Day Monday.

The foundation is a 501(c)(3) public educational organization that was started eight years ago by Craig LaMountain who lost his brother in the Vietnam War.

The museum is home to a collection of authentic weapons, planes, tanks, helicopters and much more used during the Vietnam War era.

This week, the foundation will see its first ever visit from a group of students from a public school.

"Our goal has been to get the public schools involved and to come and learn about Vietnam," said volunteer and Vietnam veteran William Fields. "We have plenty of private school, home schools. We have everybody but public schools and that's what we want. We want public schools to get involved."

The open house will continue Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Vietnam War Foundation offers regular free tours by appointment.

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