Friday, November 11, 2005

Today is Veteran's Day

Aisde from giving thanks to all who have served, MSNBC has several neat ideas; many revolve around how our forces lived and fought during previous wars.

The article notes that many military museums are scattered around the US.
The Army has more than 50 military museums across the country. Several of these museums focus on individual branches of the Army such as Armor, Infantry, Artillery and Engineers. Others deal with Army history and ordnance.

One of the newest Army museums is the U.S. Army Women’s Museum, which opened at Fort Lee, Virginia, in 2001. Other museums include the Patton Museum at Fort Knox, Kentucky; the Medal of Honor Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee; the Frontier Army Museum in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; the White Sands Missile Range Museum in New Mexico; and others in just about every corner of the country.
These museums make enjoyable and affordable educational trips for the family when gasoline budgets are tight.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, takes visitors on a tour of the role of military aircraft from World War I through the Space Age. And the Navy has its spectacular National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, with more than 170 aircraft, a motion simulator and an IMAX theater.
I especially recommend this website, which showcases the history of our nation's finest military unit.