US Army Museum groundbreaking at Fort Belvoir
By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission
The World War One Centennial Commission would like to congratulate General Gordon Sullivan (USA Retired) and the Army Historical Foundation on their recent groundbreaking ceremony of the National Museum of the United States Army on September 14 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The National Museum of the US Army will serve as a national landmark to honor America's Soldiers, preserve the history of America's oldest military service, and educate all Americans about the Army's service to our nation.
The museum will also be a beautiful new 185,000 square foot, state-of-the-art resource for the community, with a host of interactive exhibit features, cutting edge displays, and an engaging slate of public programs. On display will be selections from over 15,000 pieces from the Army Art Collection and 30,000 artifacts, documents, and images.
We look forward to experiencing the museum, and learning about the Army's significant role in World War One. We wish them much success in their next phase of construction.