A Lasting Tribute To American Soldiers
North American Precis Syndicate
Actor Joe Mantegna holds a commemorative brick honoring his uncle, William J. Novelli. It will be part of the National Museum of the United States Army. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—More than 30 million Americans have served in the United
States Army. If you or someone you care about is among them, you can now order
a personalized, commemorative brick that will be permanently placed along the
pathway to the future National Museum of the United States Army.
Making a Museum
The National Army Museum is rapidly taking shape at Fort Belvoir,
Virginia, just south of Washington, D.C. This national landmark will be the
first museum to tell the entire history of the nation’s oldest and
largest military service. The massive 185,000-square-foot building will
display a collection of Army artifacts, historic documents, and Soldier
artwork. The vast majority of these priceless selections have never been seen
by the public.
“For those who served, the Museum will provide a place of
reflection,” said retired Army Chief of Staff, General Gordon R.
Sullivan, chairman of the Army Historical Foundation. “For the rest of
America, it will be an educational institution that conveys American history
through the eyes and stories of Soldiers, teaching our nation how the U.S.
Army has shaped nearly every major event in our country’s history.”
In the two years since groundbreaking, the building’s frame has been
completed, and crews have installed the stainless-steel panels that make up
its exterior. Inside, the circular walls of the 300-degree Army Theater are
set, and four of the Museum’s largest artifacts are in place.
How You Can Be a Part of It
The U.S. Army designated the nonprofit Army Historical Foundation to lead
the campaign to build the Museum. The Foundation developed the Commemorative
Brick Program to raise funds for construction and offer serving Soldiers and
Army veterans and their families a way to forever be part of the historic
The personalized bricks are currently being installed along the pathway
leading to the Museum’s main entrance. Made of Mesabi Black granite,
the impressive tributes will set the stage for the Museum experience.
Individuals and organizations can still order bricks at www.armyhistory.org/bricks.
“If you or someone you care about
served in the Army, you can order a commemorative brick to be placed at the
National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. http://bit.ly/2OWq3GN”
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