Anthony Reiter of Saint Paul, Minn., points out his battle station on the USS West Virginia to his son, Joe, on Friday in the West Virginia Culture Center. Veterans of the historic battleship, affectionately nicknamed the "Wee-Vee," are in the Mountain State this weekend.
Mike Variot photographs his father, Joe, pointing to himself
in a 1945 photograph of the West Virginia and her crew.
First lady Joanne Tomblin and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant join USS West Virginia crewmen in a group photo in the Culture Center lobby.
A photo in a State Archives exhibit shows the crew of the USS West Virginia in a group portrait taken in October 1945 in San Diego. The battleship named in honor of the Mountain State is moored in the background.