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National Infantry Museum  State-of-the-art museum that educates and honors the legacy of the US Army Infantryman. Located in Columbus/Ft. Benning, GA. 🇺🇸

http://www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org/

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Honored and humbled to participate this morning in the dedication for the Memorial to the Global War On Terrorism. Inscribed with the names of the 6,915 U.S. servicemembers who have given their lives since 9/11, the Memorial ensures America will never forget.
Thank you to every family who's loved one did not come home. Grateful. 🇺🇸
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The Global War on Terrorism Memorial was officially dedicated yesterday at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. Thousands gathered to remember the sacrifices of our brave service members, serving in all branches of the armed forces, who have given their lives in battle since 9/11. A fundraising dinner on Sunday evening in the museum’s Courtyard commenced the two-day event, followed by a Gold Star Family breakfast in Cavezza Hall Monday morning. The Patriot Guard lined the sidewalks of the museum and the Maneuver Center of Excellence band played patriotic music as guests found their seats for the 11am ceremony. Gen. John Abizaid, U. S. Army Retired, was the keynote speaker. Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, described the significance of the memorial’s design. Mr. Louie Giglio, Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz (U.S. Army retired), Sgt. Maj. Carlton Kent (U.S. Marine Corps, retired), and Lt. Yonina E. Creditor (U.S. Navy) also spoke. The memorial includes eight granite panels etched with the names of nearly 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have died in service since 9/11. A 13-foot steel beam taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and donated to the museum by New York City firefighters sits atop concrete columns representing the Twin Towers. The memorial also features nine bronze figures representing an Infantry squad, illustrations of each service’s role in protecting our nation, and narrative panels chronicling the nation’s longest war. #gwotneverforget

The National Infantry Museum’s new memorial to the Global War on Terrorism will be dedicated Monday, October 16, 2017. The ceremony will begin at 11am. A complete agenda is listed below; for additional info visit our website:

http://nationalinfantrymuseum.org/gwot-dedication/

The memorial includes eight granite panels etched with the names of nearly 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have died in service since 9/11. A 13-foot steel beam taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and donated to the museum by New York City firefighters sits atop concrete columns representing the Twin Towers. The memorial also features nine bronze figures representing an Infantry squad, illustrations of each service’s role in protecting our nation, and narrative panels chronicling the nation’s longest war.

#GWOTneverforget #CircleofHeroes

If you are unable to attend the GWOT Memorial Dedication on October 16, the NIM will live stream the ceremony beginning at 11am EDT. Please share this announcement with friends and family and be sure to follow our Facebook page to receive alerts when we go live.
Would you like to help? Donations to the National Infantry Museum Foundation will allow for annual rededications of the memorial to include the names of service members who’ve recently given their lives in the fight. Your donation will help ensure they’re never forgotten, and that the monument remains worthy of their sacrifice. Text COH to 91999 to Donate! #GWOTneverforget #CircleofHeroes

#GWOTneverforget Firefighter James Leonard, now chief of the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), says the only reason he’s alive is that he happened to be at home on September 11, 2001.

At least 414 first responders lost their lives that day, and of that number, a staggering 343 were FDNY firefighters. Many more have died from 9/11-related illnesses in the years since.

On October 16, a memorial to all those who have perished in the Global War on Terror (GWOT) will be dedicated at the National Infantry Museum. When asked about the significance of the memorial, Leonard responded, “Two words: never forget. “It’s so important that we never forget what happened to our country on 9/11. Our nation was attacked that day, not just New York City. Every single one of the cops, firefighters and military members needs to be remembered.” Leonard says that the FDNY feels a special bond with the U.S. military as the men and women who took up their fight. Referencing a well-known image of a FDNY firefighter handing off the US flag to an Army Soldier at ground zero, he said, “Even firefighters need heroes, and those heroes are the members of our US military.” Chief Leonard and Assistant Chief Thomas Coleman will both attend the dedication. Fittingly, the memorial includes a steel beam pulled from the World Trade Center wreckage and given to the Museum by FDNY. “We are eternally grateful to the military, and we are so honored to attend.” The National Infantry Museum’s new memorial to the Global War on Terrorism will be dedicated Monday, October 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. Reserve Free Tickets Now!

http://nationalinfantrymuseum.org/gwot-dedication/

#EveryNameTellAStory 1LT Chase Prasnicki was a high school football star from Lexington, Virginia, who received several full college scholarship offers, but turned them all down. Chase loved his country and entertained only one option for his education—the United States Military Academy.

By age 24 he had become a West Point graduate, a graduate of Fort Benning’s Army Ranger School and a newlywed. In June of 2012, Chase was deployed to Afghanistan. If he had any fears about deployment, he didn’t show it. “We’re going to get the bad guys. We’re going to get things done,” he told his mother before he left.

Just four days into his deployment, Chase volunteered for an assignment, driving around with another platoon leader on patrol. Chase was looking out the window, happily chatting with a West Point classmate who was also in the vehicle, when they hit an IED. Chase was killed and his friend severely injured.

Younger brother Tyler was inspired to continue Chase’s patriotic mission. He recently graduated from Fort Benning’s Ranger School in preparation to serve his country. Like his brother, Tyler believes it is “the most honorable thing somebody can do.” The new Global War on Terrorism Memorial will be dedicated October 16, 2017. Prasnicki's service and sacrifice will be forever remembered on this sacred memorial. Donations to the National Infantry Museum Foundation will allow for annual rededications of the memorial to include the names of service members who’ve recently given their lives in the fight. Your donation will help ensure they’re never forgotten, and that the monument remains worthy of their sacrifice.Text COH to 91999 to Donate! #GWOTneverforget #CircleofHeroes

#EveryNameTellsAStory SGT Mark H. Schoonhoven died January 20, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was a 38-year-old Army sergeant from western Michigan and was wounded Dec. 15 when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan. He had just began his third deployment there.

Schoonhoven died almost a month later from his injuries at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

He joined the Army in 2006 and served as a motor transport operator for the 32nd Transportation Company, which is part of the 4th Infantry Division. His decorations include two Army commendation medals, a National Defense Service medal and a NATO medal.

Survivors include his wife, Tammie, and six children.

The new Global War on Terrorism Memorial will be dedicated October 16, 2017. Schoonhoven's service and sacrifice will be forever remembered on this sacred memorial. Donations to the National Infantry Museum Foundation will allow for annual rededications of the memorial to include the names of service members who’ve recently given their lives in the fight. Your donation will help ensure they’re never forgotten, and that the monument remains worthy of their sacrifice.Text COH to 91999 to Donate! #GWOTneverforget #CircleofHeroes

The Vietnam Memorial Plaza is located alongside Heritage Walk – a walkway where thousands of pavers have been dedicated to honor America’s brave veterans and patriots. Thanks to a generous donation by Liberty Utilities, the NIM has recently been able to restore the panels and repair the damage from the outdoor conditions that were causing fading. The plaza features the Wall as well as three additional memorials to honor Vietnam veterans and their families. Plan your visit today to remember the 58,000 patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and have their names etched on the Vietnam Wall. #vietnamwar #vietnamwall

Every year since 1936, on the last Sunday of September, the nation takes time to honor families who've lost a loved one in service to the nation. Today, the National Infantry Museum would like to extend its condolences to all Gold Star families. On October 16, the museum will hold a dedication ceremony for a new Global War on Terrorism Memorial containing the names of all Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who've given their lives since 9/11. We hope many Gold Star families will be able to attend.
You can find more information at http://nationalinfantrymuseum.org/gwot-dedication/

Soldiers with C 2-47 assisted in the set-up of a temporary display outside the National Infantry Museum's Armor and Cavalry gallery today. The display includes an M-1917, Light Tank (37mm cannon) and an M-1916 White Armored Motor Car.
The Motor Car was installed a few weeks ago and today the Light Tank was assembled. This is the U.S. version of the French Renault tank and was the first production tank the U.S. created. While similar, there were many improvements in the design. These vehicles were planned for American use had the war continued. Crew members had to be small framed to fit inside the cramped interior and different versions of the tank were made, to include ones with the main cannon, the machine gun, and signal tanks. It was used by the U.S. Army & USMC through the 1920s and 1930s. For the time period, this light tank was a capable tank, but by 1940, it was considered obsolete. Most were scrapped in the 1940s to make new tanks, but 250 were sent to Canada to be used as tank driver trainers. The remainder, like this tank, were used as target vehicles on ranges. This one was added into the Armor Collection in 1948.
The vehicles are part of a larger temporary display saluting the Centennial of World War I. Stop by the National Infantry Museum and explore our collection of more than 28,000 artifacts about US Army Infantry history! Open 9am-5pm.

http://nationalinfantrymuseum.org/visit/

Veterans Day Pavers: Heroes come in many forms and all deserve a permanent place of recognition on the National Infantry Museum's Heritage Walk. Honor a patriot, thank a loved one or carve your own story into the museum’s living archive. Military or civilian, living or deceased, a Heritage Walk Paver is a meaningful and memorable gift to show your support. Deadline for Veterans Day dedication inclusion is October 1st.
For more information visit our website:

http://nationalinfantrymuseum.org/pavers/

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#EveryNameTellsAStory Ross McGinnis told his kindergarten teacher that he wanted to be an "Army Man" when he grew up. Throughout his school years in Pennsylvania, he was a Boy Scout, Little League Baseball Player and a member of the YMCA basketball team. In his free time, he liked to play video games, mountain bike, work on cars and had a part-time job at McDonald's.
He never wavered in his desire to be a Soldier. On his 17th birthday, he joined the Army and began his training at Fort Benning. Ross was deployed to Iraq and served as a machine gunner in a Humvee. His convoy was attacked on Dec. 4, 2006 when an insurgent threw a grenade through the gunner's hatch into Ross's vehicle. Reacting quickly, Ross yelled "grenade," allowing all four members of his crew to prepare for the blast. Ross made the courageous decision to throw his body on top of the grenade. At age 19, he was killed instantly but saved his fellow Soldiers from serious injury or death.
Private McGinnis was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, our country's highest decoration for "extraordinary heroism and selflessness at the cost of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty." His actions of heroism and courage are honored with a plaque in the rotunda of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. His parents, Tom and Romayne McGinnis, attended a dedication ceremony at the museum on June 14, 2009, which would have been their son's 22nd birthday.

The new Global War on Terrorism Memorial will be dedicated October 16, 2017. The memorial, now under construction, will include eight granite panels etched with the names of nearly 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who have died in service since 9/11. A 13-foot steel beam taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and donated to the museum by New York City firefighters will sit atop concrete columns representing the Twin Towers. The memorial also will feature nine bronze figures representing an Infantry squad, illustrations of each service’s role in protecting our nation, and narrative panels chronicling the nation’s longest war. The center figure will represent Private McGinnis.

Donations made will allow the National

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