Reflect on and honor the men and women who have defended our nation by learning their stories at this Columbus, Ohio, museum.
The strikingly designed building exhibits strength, seeming to rise out of the ground next to the Scioto River. Opened in 2018, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in downtown Columbus focuses on the shared experience of military service to country and the personal stories of those who have defended our nation. Inside, exhibits share that story of service not through artifacts but interactive displays and the words of those who have worn the uniform. It is a powerful presentation that sheds light on the sacrifice made not only by the members of our military but their families as well. The main exhibition gallery follows the curve of the building’s concrete rings, and the mezzanine level is home to a Remembrance Gallery honoring our fallen heroes. The grounds also include a 2.5-acre Memorial Grove. 300 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215, 614/362-2800, nationalvmm.org
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