THE ALLIANCE BUILDING
Inside the Museum
The Alliance Building hosts a Veteran's Continental Breakfast on the
first Friday of each month. The Wall of Courage identifies WWII Pilots, veterans and community citizens with name badges and encourages them to share war stories throughout the morning exchange.
Each tall vertical case spotlights military uniforms and original war paraphernalia to enlighten and visually impact all showcase visitors.
We all become emotionally reconnected to an event through memorabilia.Our retail store showcases multiple lines of WWII collectables. These include but are not limited to: B-17 tee-shirts, jackets and caps, plaques and books, puzzles, games and cards...and bullet casings.
The walls are lined with treasured pieces of artwork, war maps
and illustrations. From B-17 planes and models to WWII pilot stories
and visual displays -- every wall is packed with real history.
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These were times when all neighbors were friends and were treated like family...
with one single mission - to WIN!
Americans never complained. They always knew they would win the War and
they were willing to sacrifice their lives for their brother and sister Americans.
Sacrifice was never discussed or given applause...only done.
Within the walls of the Alliance Building lies the Great WWII Resource Library. Each inventoried book tells the story of the war and the war heroes. Even at the retail counter, visitors may purchase authentic WWII bullets as visitor keepsakes.
The B-17 Flying Fortresses
World War II produced agonizing separations between lovers and spouses; but the need for secrecy forbade revealing in letters home any information that might (in the eyes of censors) threaten security.
Some clever correspondents, however, devised private codes that -- while betraying nothing useful to the Axis spies -- communicated the loved one's approximate location at the time of writing.
So it was with Bill and Dorothy Tunstall, who before Bill shipped out to the Pacific, keyed the latitude and longitude on a hemispheric map to terms of endearment. So from Midway to the Mariannas to Leyt Gulf, Dorothy could translate "Sweetheart", "Darling" and other affectionate salutations into Bill's whereabouts in the far-flung Pacific War fronts.
You don't want to miss Bill and Dorothy's map and story in the B-17 Alliance Museum.
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