The U.S. Army is scheduled to open its National Museum of the U.S. Army in 2015 to preserve the history of America’s oldest military branch and celebrate the selfless service and personal sacrifice of over 30 million men and women who have worn the Army uniform. Complete with historical artifacts, interactive exhibits and other displays, the state-of-the-art museum will be on the grounds of Fort Belvoir, VA, less than 30 minutes south of Washington, DC.
“The National Museum of the U.S. Army will help visitors and future generations of Americans to better understand the Army’s values and critical importance – not only to our nation’s security, but also to our country’s social, cultural, scientific, technological and economic growth,” said the Army Historical Foundation. “In brief, the museum will cultivate a public appreciation for our Army and its Soldiers.”
In keeping with the IAM’s recognition of the many veterans, active duty military personnel and thousands in the civilian workforce who support the armed forces, the IAM has contributed to the museum’s construction. The IAM has made similar donations to military causes such as helping to maintain the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
For more on the museum and information about the National Museum of the U.S. Army and how you can personally help, visit their website at www.armyhistory.org.