NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A new exhibit is opening at the Tennessee State Museum just in time for Veterans Day. "In the Footsteps of Sergeant York" opened at the museum's Military Branch downtown on Saturday.
It honors Sergeant Alvin York, a native of Fentress County, and one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War I. The exhibit focuses on York's experience in an American offensive in 1918, and it includes his uniform, rifle, and medals.
"I think it kinda captures the legacy of my grandfather, tells the story, and also the artifacts, they actually found in France," said York's grandson, Gerald York. "I think it's important to keep history alive. I think it's important for folks to remember that the freedom we have, there's a lot of folks who fought and died, and I think this keeps the story alive."
The exhibit is free to the public, and it's open until May of next year.