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Traveling W. W. I museum comes to Tri-Cities

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- A nationwide tour honoring the first world war and the people who fought in it is coming to the Tri-Cities.

An 18 wheel semi truck was transformed into a World War I museum on wheels. The custom exhibition is at the Cresht Museum in Richland.

The event sponsored by financial planning company Waddell and Reed, is designed to raise awareness about the war as well as money locally for the Cresht Museum and the national World War I Museum.

"World War I is often forgotten. It's been about 100 years and evidence in that there's one World War I Museum in the entire United States," explains Joel Ockey of Waddell and Reed financial advisors.

The exhibition will be in town for one day only. It begins tomorrow from 10:00 am  until 3:30 pm.

Inside, visitors will see weapons, uniforms, and medals used during the war. The event as well as admission to the Crehst museum is free to the public. The next stop on the tour will be in Pullman next Monday.