The Roanoke Valley Veterans Museum’s move from Roanoke Rapids to downtown Littleton is officially underway. 

Volunteers began moving inventory out of Becker Village Mall Thursday, April 29 into storage facilities like the one in Littleton that philanthropists Ed and Deb Fitts provided. Ed Fitts, a Littleton native, also made the museum’s move to 102 E. North Main Street possible. 

On Friday morning, the first loads of display cases, boxes and memorabilia made their way to Littleton.

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, the chair of the Roanoke Valley Veterans Museum’s board of directors, said the museum hopes to be open by July 4. Johnson added that volunteers are still needed to man the museum when it opens; Veterans are preferred but any help is welcomed. 

Johnson can be reached at 252-586-4469.