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New museum exhibit honors NC World War I veterans

Posted April 8

— United States troops were sent to fight in World War I 100 years ago. Among them, more than 86,000 North Carolinians served in the war.

The state commemorated their sacrifice Saturday by laying a wreath and opening a World War I exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History.

Governor Roy Cooper spoke at the event, honoring the more than 800 North Carolinians who died in the Great War.

The exhibit is called "North Carolina and World War I." It's free and will remain open until January 2019.

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