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Our mission is to perpetuate the memory of the Veterans of our Armed Forces past, present and future, to establish a permanent military history museum as a repository for preserving artifacts and research materials, and to foster Patriotism and respect for our Veterans and the Armed Forces.
We opened in January 2007 In 2017 we became our own 501(c)3 non profit charitable organization.
We have more than 130 uniforms of all types and hundreds of other artifacts on display. We are arranged in chronological order, making it easy for visitors to self tour displays that cover the Revolutionary War to present. All branches of the Armed Forces are represented, including the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine. Relics from the opposing side in each conflict are also displayed. Highlights of our artifacts include the Medal of Honor, pieces of the USS Maine and USS Arizona, and pieces of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the United Flight 93 crash site.
Services Offered FREE:
WWII Traveling Footlocker program available to educators at no cost. It's also used when we're asked for WWII specific presentation.
Veterans Wall, located in the foyer, and Veteran Roll of Honor, located on our website
Replacement for lost or stolen military awards and decorations and official records
Special Certificates of Appreciation and Memorial Certificates
Research Materials: unit histories, personnel and casualty rosters, and limited Ancestry searches
DayAir Credit Union
Goodwill/Easter Seals SECEP
Dayton Honor Flights
"Make a Wish"
PBS & USAF Museum