Washington, DC, December 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- “Service and Sacrifice” – National Museum’s Theme
The National Museum of the U.S. Army will be located in Fort Belvoir, Va., just 30 minutes south of Washington, D.C. The museum will preserve, study and exhibit U.S. Army history, including an estimated 750,000 artifacts and works of art.
A series of chronological galleries and thematic galleries will convey the everyday lives of soldiers during times of peace and war. “Service and Sacrifice” will be the dominant theme throughout the museum.
Galleries will show the Army’s strength as an agent of peace and nation-building. In addition to defending the nation, the U.S. Army has conducted countless missions in the areas of exploration and discovery, science and technology, communications and cooperation, and recovery and disaster relief.
The main building will be approximately 175,000 square feet. Outside this facility will be a park with a memorial garden and parade ground. Space will be available to accommodate ceremonies, reenactments, lectures and educational programs. Additionally, space in the museum will be available to veterans for conferences and reunions.
The Army Historical Foundation
The Army Historical Foundation seeks to educate Americans to fully appreciate the sacrifices that generations of American soldiers have made to safeguard the freedoms of the United States. Established in 1983, supporting the National Museum of the United States Army became the foundation’s main initiative in 2000 when the Secretary of the Army designated the foundation as its primary partner.
A member-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the American soldier, the Army Historical Foundation’s motto is “preserve the heritage…educate the future.” The foundation operates on donations and funds from memberships and grants.
Foundation funding also helps to refurbish historical Army buildings, acquire and conserve Army historical art and artifacts, support Army history educational programs, research, and publication of historical materials on the American soldier, and provide support and counsel to private and governmental organizations committed to the same goals as the Foundation.
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