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93-year-old veteran from Martinsville honored for service in World War II
Published July 4, 2020
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- A 93-year-old veteran in Martinsville was honored on Saturday even as Fourth of July celebrations across the country were canceled due to COVID-19. John McCain served in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. McCain also owned a dry cleaning business in the area. Martinsville council member Danny Turner said that he wanted to continue the city's Fourth of July celebration by remembering the hometown hero. "It's an opportunity to thank all our World War II veterans because of their age," Turner said. "They're leaving here in...
"Humility must be the measure of a man whose success was bought with the blood of his subordinates, and paid for with the lives of his friends.” - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
The MacArthur Memorial
Located in Norfolk's restored 1850 city hall, the MacArthur Memorial traces the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur and honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Highlights include military artifacts, photographs, documents, paintings, memorabilia, the general's trademark cap, sunglasses and corncob pipe, plus his 1950 Chrysler Crown Imperial limousine.
PROFILES OF HONOR
Every veteran has a story. While many may be familiar, many other stories have only recently been told... How well do you know the men and women who served in WWI and WWII? The stories featured here highlight just some of the many individuals who made their mark on history. We are proud to recognize their service, courage, and devotion to duty in our Virginia Profiles of Honor.