PLANT CITY Nearly 700 photos of area veterans, including the World War I soldier for whom the local American Legion post is named, are on display through Jan. 4 in an annual exhibit.
The photos are part of the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center’s Salute to Veterans. The photos went on display on Veterans Day.
The photos include veterans from the 1900s on, center Executive Director Gil Gott said. The photos include a photo of Norman McLeod, who was Plant City’s first casualty in World War I.
McLeod was killed by an artillery shell on July 19, 1918 in the Battle of Marne, France. The American Legion post was named in his honor the following year.
The photo archives and history center started its Salute to Veterans exhibit in 2005 in recognition of the 60th year since the end of World War II.
The photos on display are available for purchase and veterans who want to have their photos added to the collection may bring them in during regular hours.
The center, 106 S. Evers St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The center’s telephone number is (813) 754-1578.