Jefferson County Veterans Report
Excerpt from the Jefferson County Veterans Report, written by Linda Downing Ballard
“November 11, 2018, will mark 100 years since the Armistice that ended World War l. It is with honor that we recognize our ancestors for their courage and sacrifices to promote freedom around the world during times when the world knew they did not have freedom here at home in the United States.
A comprehensive military exhibit is displayed in the Jefferson County African American Military Room at the Webb-Blessing House located at 303 East North Street in Charles Town, WV. The house is currently owned by the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society. An “African American Soldiers from Jefferson County in World War l” exhibit has been showcased at the Jefferson County Museum located at 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town, WV, since March 2017 and will remain on display until December 2018. American Legion Auxiliary 102 developed each of these exhibits. Funding sources for these exhibits were the American Public University Systems (APUS), the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, the Jefferson County Museum, and the Marshall-Holley-Mason American Legion Auxiliary 102.”