THE BRADLEY COUNTY VETERANS
For over 140 years, Bradley County’s sons and daughters have served
their country in times of peace and war. Their stories and experiences
have become part of the tradition that is Bradley County today. Bradley
County Veterans, Inc., a group comprised of the American Legion,
Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, decided to
establish a veterans museum to educate the youth, enrich the community
and pay homage to veterans. The Bradley County veterans undertook
the task of transforming Warren’s American Legion Hut, located at 210
North Main Street, into the Bradley County Veterans Museum. Before it
could serve as a museum, the building had to undergo massive renovation
at the cost of approximately $140,000.
Bradley County Veterans Museum was officially opened to the public
during Veterans Day Ceremonies, Nov. 11, 2005. The Bradley County
Veterans Museum is located at:
210 N Main St.
Warren, Arkansas 71671
Ph: (870) 226 -
hours of operation are:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm,
The main purpose of the Bradley County Veterans Museum is to memorialize
all Bradley County servicemen and women, alive or deceased, who served
this nation in war or peace, and to help educate and inform the public
about the military heritage of veterans who lived all, or part of their
lives in Bradley County. The Museum will remind this and future
generations of the sacrifices made by previous generations to keep our
nation free, it is not intended
to glorify war but rather to help us remember the price of freedom. The
museum will contain written reminiscences of Bradley County veterans.
data base has been established that hopefully will contain the names,
photographs and brief military history of all Bradley County veterans
that served in our country’s military during WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam,
until the present time. Photographs (in uniform if possible) of each
veteran will be displayed on the walls within the museum.
the present time there are over 2300 photographs of Bradley
County Veterans on the walls and database information for over 2900 veterans. Military histories and photos can be mailed to the
Bradley County Veterans Museum, 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR 71671.
Military history and photographs can also be sent through the Museum web
Bradley County Veterans, Inc., with help from South East Arkansas
Education Center (SEACBEC) East Lab students, is a partner in the
Library Of Congress and the American Folklife Center Veterans History
Project. The purpose of the project is to collect oral histories from
veterans to share with future generations. Over 20,000 stories
been gathered to date. SEACBEC East Lab students interview and
videotape veterans telling their stories. In addition, those U.S.
citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts
(such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical
volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.
Three copies of the tapes are made; one for the Library Of Congress, one
for the veteran, and one for the Bradley County Veterans Museum.
Contact a member of the Bradley County Veterans to arrange an interview
and record your story for this project.
The Bradley County Veterans Service Office is located in the Museum.
Veterans having questions or needing assistance may visit or call the
office at 210 North Main Street, Warren, AR 71671 or call (870)
226-3888. The hours of operation are 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday
through Tuesday each week.