Albert A. West. — Courtesy Martha's Vineyard Museum

They were Islanders and they served their country in World War II, in all branches of the armed forces, men and women, most of them barely beyond their teens. This weekend the Martha’s Vineyard Museum opens the second part of an ongoing exhibit that features among other things a powerful collection of oral histories from Vineyarders who served in World War II.

Titled Those Who Serve, it kicks off with an opening reception tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Pease House on School street in Edgartown. Admission is free for members and $7 for nonmembers. On Sunday an event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in collaboration with Island churches; all veterans will be admitted for free as well as people who bring their church bulletins.

Islander Betty Honey was clerical help at dental clinic. — Courtesy Martha's Vineyard Museum

A number of other events are planned throughout the summer in connection with the exhibit, including a summer film series at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in collaboration with the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, and a viewing of vintage World War II planes at the Katama Air Park on July 17. For more information go to Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Sunday.

In this issue are edited excerpts from two interviews done by museum oral history curator Linsey Lee with Ted Morgan of Edgartown and Nelson Bryant of West Tisbury, who both parachuted into Normandy for D-Day.