World War I exhibit on display at Camp Ripley
A featured WWI exhibit entitled, “In the Fight: Minnesota and the First World War,” is currently on display at the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley.
In addition, the museum is currently honoring WWI Private Sidney Carl Burk, United States Marine Corp from Orion, during the month of August.
Burk was born in Chatfield in 1899. He later moved to Watertown, S.D., with his family. When he was 19, he went to St. Paul and joined the United States Marine Corps. He was accepted into the service on Oct. 14, 1918 and sworn in on Nov. 26, 1918, two weeks after the Armistice was signed ending World War One.
The public is invited to visit the entire exhibit on Sidney Carl Burk as well as the new WWI exhibit. The museum represents all branches of the service and honors Minnesota veterans and military history from frontier days to the present. The WWI exhibit will be on display for the next four years.
The Minnesota Military Museum is located just inside the gates of Camp Ripley in Little Falls; and is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. seven days a week, from May through September, including holidays. Adult visitors to Camp Ripley need a photo I.D. for entrance.
For more information, call 320-616-6050 or visit online, www.mnmilitarymuseum.org.