Friday, September 16, 2011

Icelandic War Time Museum

Reyðarfjördur also hosts the excellent Icelandic War Time Museum. The photos and memorabilia collection are excellent as they evoke a time when Iceland, the U.S. and the United Kingdom partnered to save their way of life.  The museum has plenty of anecdotes that highlight the deep ties between our countries. The museum also reminds today´s generations of the sacrifices that many Icelanders and Americans made so that we can live in freedom today.  The Museum Director, Pétur Sorensson, is an inspiring force whose energy and dedication built a fine museum.  It was also a great surprise to learn that Pétur had spent time in Honduras at the same time I served there during overseas post.  His Spanish is excellent.