National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus

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The National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM) is the United States' national museum for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The museum is located in Columbus, Ohio, along the Scioto River between Franklinton and Downtown Columbus. The museum's main focus is on the personal stories of U.S. veterans, in contrast to other war museums that are dedicated to the conflicts themselves. It opened on October 27, 2018, as a reimagining of the Franklin County Veterans Memorial, a museum dedicated to veterans from the surrounding county, established in 1955.

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  • I recently visited the NVM&M. It was an absolutely incredible learning experience. The facility was so well laid out, so informative and so uplifting. The staff and the volunteers were all so...  more »
  • Had been planning a visit here, well worth the time. Wonderful visuals, well told stories in a site that was designed to honor those that served. .  more »
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  • When I was young, my father corrected me after saying that he "won" metals while in Vietnam serving as FO for an FA battery. Through his words, at that young age, he implanted a perspective in me that I take with me always. Fast forward several years, it was a humbling privilege to visit this memorial with him per his request. I think the memorial does an excellent job conveying the many different aspects of military service - and it's impact on family members - by highlighting veteran's experiences, often told in their own words.
  • Awesome place to see. The building is an amazing design. So happy that Ohio was decided for the location. Great place to pay homage to all that have served our great country in the US Military.

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