The War Vet Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by Lew & Joyce Speece. Lew was a World War II Marine Corps veteran (6th Marines tank battalion) and the commander of the American Legion Post 177 from 1980 to 2013. The museum was founded by Lew and Joyce to honor all who served in the U.S. military and was the home to American Legion Post 177 for many years.