FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 13, 2010
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates Staff Attends Event Announcing Location of the American Wartime Museum
History Associates senior historian Janet Holsinger and historian Carlyn Swaim recently attended a special event, hosted by the American Wartime Museum Board of Trustees and the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, in which the museum’s future location in Prince William County, Virginia, was announced. History Associates recently worked with the American Wartime Museum to develop preliminary concepts for the planned museum, including researching story lines and collecting images depicting those who served on the battlefront and the home front in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition, History Associates developed profiles of American service members for the Wartime Museum’s official blog.
During the event, Allan D. Cors, chairman of the museum’s board of trustees, reaffirmed the museum’s dedication to honoring those who served their country by telling the personal stories of individuals who served both on the battlefront and the home front. While describing the contributions of local Prince William County veterans, Mr. Cors commended History Associates’ effort at compiling personal stories and narratives for the museum.
History Associates is honored to be part of this great museum. Joseph Galloway summed up our feelings quite nicely:
“…During four decades as a war correspondent, I accompanied our troops into battle from Vietnam to Iraq, and it is a privilege to be associated with the creation of a museum to tell their stories and honor their sacrifices and that of their families. We have an obligation to remember the service of millions of Americans who have protected our freedom and defended our country. This museum will honor that obligation.”
–Joseph L. Galloway, War Correspondent, The American Wartime Museum Board of Trustees and Co-author of We Were Soldiers Once…and Young
The museum is a $50 million project, which will be located on a seventy-acre site near the intersection of Interstate 95 and Dale Boulevard, just miles from the Marine Corps Heritage Museum, and is designed to complement Northern Virginia’s strong military history heritage. The American Wartime Museum is scheduled to open on Veterans Day 2014.
For more information about the museum, please visit www.nmaw.org.
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