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6 02, 2023

Devotion to Duty – Generals Benjamin Davis Sr and Benjamin Davis Jr

2023-01-27T15:42:52-06:00February 6th, 2023|Categories: Living History Museums, History Museums, Military History Museums|Tags: |

Military service is a tradition in some families, with sons following the paths of their fathers and sometimes grandfathers in choosing a military career.

It is a devotion to duty that leads many sons to follow in the footsteps of their elders to serve in the military, especially when that [...]

19 01, 2023

How Peach Pits Saved Lives in World War I!

2023-01-27T15:41:45-06:00January 19th, 2023|Categories: Living History Museums|Tags: |

World War I was known at the time as the "Great War" primarily because of the immense scale of conflict involved, the number of soldiers killed on both sides, and how it shaped the world from that point forward.

It has been said that the "Great War" changed the science [...]

5 01, 2023

History of the Army’s Helmet – From Steel Pot to IHPS!

2023-01-27T15:41:44-06:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Living History|Tags: |

Armies have been wearing head protection for thousands of years, from as far back as the gold helmet of the Sumerian King Meskalamdug of the First Dynasty of Ur (26th-25th century BCE).

Also made of bronze in that day, the helmets were designed to protect warriors from arrows and swords, [...]

19 12, 2022

Wreaths Across America – A Special Tribute To Our Veterans!

2023-01-27T15:41:43-06:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|Tags: |

America honors its veterans in many ways to give thanks for their service as well as sacrifices and show appreciation for the men and women of the U.S. military.

Veterans Day is probably the most recognized effort to acknowledge veterans, but it is not the only one.

Wreaths Across America, [...]

5 12, 2022

Pearl Harbor – and FDR’s Call to Arms!

2023-01-27T15:41:42-06:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|Tags: |

The unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was an event that shocked the world and would quickly go on to change the path of history.

Immortalized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as “a day that will live in infamy” in his well-known speech, this statement could not [...]

11 11, 2022

Noteworthy Facts About November 11 and Veterans Day!

2023-01-27T15:41:45-06:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|Tags: |

One of the most important days of military recognition for the United States military forces is Veterans Day coming up on November 11th.

A day of recognition for all those who have served the United States in the various branches of the military, Veterans Day offers thanks for their service [...]

2 11, 2022

The U.S. Marine Corps – From The Revolutionary War to Today!

2023-01-27T15:41:43-06:00November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Military History Museums|

Veteran’s Day is right around the corner; however, this important day of recognition is preceded by another date in military history, the birthday of the Marine Corps on November 10th.

The smallest branch of the Department of Defense, the Marine Corps has roughly 185,000 active members and 35,000 reservists today, [...]

24 10, 2022

Why Does the U.S. Navy Have Two Birthdays?

2023-01-27T15:41:43-06:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: Living History Museums, Living History|Tags: |

Navy Day is celebrated on October 27 which is right around the corner, marking another great reason to visit a military history museum to learn about America’s military forces.

Yet what many people may not realize is that this date is not actually the birthday of the U.S. Navy, though it unofficially gets [...]

10 10, 2022

History in Motion – A November Special Event!

2023-01-27T15:41:45-06:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: History in Motion, History in Motion Vehicle Demonstrations, History in Motion Weapons Demonstrations|Tags: , |

Military history museums are enjoyable places that make learning about military history fun and exciting.

Not only do they present a wealth of knowledge in their many displays of military artifacts and memorabilia, the military reenactments create lasting impressions by literally bringing history to life again.

Young or old, there [...]

20 09, 2022

WW II’s “War Daddy” and His “In The Mood” Sherman Tank!

2023-01-27T15:41:44-06:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: World War II M4A1 Sherman Tanks, World War II Sherman Tanks, WW2 Tanks|Tags: |

The Sherman tank is one of the most iconic vehicles that became infamous during and after World War II for its significant contribution in helping the Allies win the war.

Equally significant, though maybe less known, was the “tank ace” Staff Sgt Lafayette "War Daddy" Pool, a brave, committed tanker and [...]

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