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Weston observes Veterans Day with a parade and an annual ceremony to honor servicemen and women, but honoring veterans is a daily occurrence at one local museum.

The Mountaineer Military Museum hosts a Veterans Day open house every year, but the museum's owners said their goal is to help visitors remember veterans every day.

"I want them to take time and look at the faces of those men and women, boys and girls, who served and sacrificed for the freedoms we most often take for granted," said Barbara McVaney, co-owner of the Mountaineer Military Museum.

The museum opened its Weston location in 2006, but Barbara McVaney, with her husband Ron McVaney, opened their first military collection in Buckhannon in 2003. Co-owner Ron McVaney said the whole reason he started the museum was because of a promise.

"They went to Vietnam, they never made it back," Ron said. "I lost three close friends, and I didn't want anybody to forget them. Since '68 I've been trying to keep things going so no one would ever forget."

The museum that the McVaneys started serves as a reminder to all visitors today.

"They've got a lot of wonderful things in there, it's really pretty nice to see," said Weston resident Larry Moody. "We just keep reminding people that, yes, there are veterans out there, and we don't want to forget these people."

The museum is expanding to include more soldiers' stories and more American military history. Ron hopes a new exhibit featuring military memorabilia dating back to the Civil War will be ready to open by Memorial Day. Currently, the museum displays military collections from every war or conflict involving U.S. troops since the Spanish-American War.

For Ron, despite any future growth the museum may have, he said the museum has already met his expectations.

"It's a place for reflection, and that's all I wanted I wanted somebody to come in and bring back something; sometimes it's happy, sometimes it's sad," said Ron. "I just didn't want anybody to forget them, and it's worked out perfect."

The Mountaineer Military Museum is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling 304-472-3943. For more information on the museum, or to find out how you can make a donation of funds or memorabilia, visit http://www.mountaineermilitarymuseum.com/.