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Veterans honored as expanded G.I. Joe's Living History Museum prepares to open

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G.I. Joe's Living History Museum is located at 1165 B Hwy 11/55 South in Kinston. It will be open to the public in two weeks. (Morgan Newell, NewsChannel 12 photo)

Veterans were given an inside look at the new location of G.I. Joe's Living History Museum.

On Friday at 5 pm, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for veterans from the North Carolina Veterans Home of Kinston. The veterans were the special guests in the ceremony and were given the honor of cutting the ribbon.

The new location offers a larger area to display military memorabilia and educate the public. Museum vice chairman Mike Tribula said they were going to close the doors back in March because the rent was too high. But he said people in the community pitched in to help them keep their doors open in an even bigger place.

"Our mission is to educate the public and help veterans and that's what we do," Tribula said.

G.I. Joe's Living History Museum is located at 1165 B Hwy 11/55 South in Kinston. It will be open to the public in two weeks.

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