A military-themed C.R. England truck and trailer, driven by a military veteran, delivered an exhibit – Victory from Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience – to the Fort Douglas Military Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The truck was escorted the last 15 miles by veterans motorcycle group Patriot Guard Riders to complete the delivery.
The delivery was made Monday, Oct. 19. The exhibit was transported in 12 crates and arrived in Utah from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. C.R. England transported the exhibit free of charge. The exhibit is scheduled to open to the public Nov. 7, and will remain in the museum through April 2016.
“We at C.R. England feel honored to help bring such a meaningful exhibit to Utah,” said Dan England, chairman of C.R. England. “For all that veterans have done for us, and prisoners of war have suffered, this exhibit is a powerful homage to their lives and legacies. Our team took special care in protecting this exhibit during its journey to the Fort Douglas Museum.”
C.R. England driver Brent Sanger and his wife, Carol, drove 2,000 miles to bring the exhibit to the University of Utah campus. Sanger is a 13-year U.S. Army veteran and is a member of C.R. England’s Honored Veterans Fleet.
The 1,200 square foot exhibit is designed to educate the public about the stories and sacrifices of American prisoners of war. The four main sections of the exhibit – Capture, Prison Life, Those Who Wait and Freedom – contain artifacts as well as interactive elements such as audio-visual interviews with POWs.