The National Infantry Museum is a world-class museum that tells the story of the United States Army Infantryman, from the fields of the American Revolution to the sands of the Middle East. The museum houses an amazing display of artifacts from all eras of American history and contains numerous interactive multimedia exhibits, telling the story of our nation’s past.
The newest addition to the museum is the Global War on Terrorism Memorial, located alongside Heritage Walk. This one-of-a-kind memorial stands as a tribute to the almost 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11, each name etched in large granite panels. At the forefront of the memorial is a 13-foot beam from the North Tower placed atop two pillars representing NYC’s Twin Towers. This beam was donated to the museum by the New York City firefighters. And guarding the memorial is a nine-man Infantry squad led by SPC Ross McGinnis, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat. The status stands atop a pentagon-shaped pedestal. These lifelike statues stand seven feet tall and are made of bronze.
Active duty, veterans, Gold Star family members, and civilians attended the official dedication of the memorial in October 2017. Since then, the museum has had the unfortunate task of adding the names of 28 recently fallen service members to the memorial. In September 2018, the memorial was rededicated in a solemn ceremony.
The museum’s mission is simple – to honor Soldiers past, present, and future. Your donation ensures that these fallen heroes are never forgotten.
The National Infantry Museum is operated by the National Infantry Museum Foundation, a private, 501(c)3 organization. All operating costs are covered by your direct contribution through generous donations, museum memberships, paver sales, Down Range combat simulator tickets, Giant Screen Theater ticket sales and concessions sales.
We are calling on you to help us again this year to reach our goal. There is much in store for the museum in 2019, and it would not be possible without your support.