Arlington, Tex. will be home to National Medal of Honor Museum

Julia LeDoux
October 03, 2019 - 3:24 pm
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The National Medal of Honor Museum announced Thursday that Arlington, Texas has been selected as the site of the future National Medal of Honor Museum.

The museum will be constructed near Arlington’s Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, according to a release, and is expected to open to the public in 2024.

Joe Daniels, president and CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, called Arlington the optimal place to build the country’s next national treasure.

 “All of us at the museum were simply overwhelmed with the enthusiasm, warmth, and level of commitment of those involved, who have worked beyond expectation to have the museum come to Texas,” he said.

According to Daniels, 70 Medal of Honor recipients have lived in the region and nearly 1.8 million veterans and active-duty military currently call Texas home.

“Centuries of American history are filled with examples of selfless heroism and love of country shown by the men and women of this great state,” he said.

The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest and most prestigious military honor. It has been awarded to more than 3,500 military service members since the first medal was presented in 1863.

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National Medal of Honor Museum

Daniels said the National Medal of Honor Museum will draw on both the personal and emotional connections to Medal of Honor recipients and their stories while shedding light on the heroism and values that it represents.

“There is no better place to honor and preserve the legacy of our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients than in this patriotic city,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

The National Medal of Honor Museum will feature state-of-the-art permanent, interactive experiences and rotating exhibitions and will also include an education using the stories of Medal of Honor recipients to inspire young people, and motivate them to be their best selves, the release states.

“We are excited and humbled to provide a national platform to spread this message throughout our great country,” Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams said.

In addition, the foundation is expected to work with the Texas congressional delegation to create the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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