History & Tourism

In Our Backyard: National Veterans Memorial And Museum Opens New Exhibition

27 Mar , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, National Veterans Memorial and Museum

From time to time, we feature information here at 1812Blockhouse about interesting events and happenings within an easy drive of Richland County. We call this series “In Our Backyard.”

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum opened a new special exhibition this month — The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation — on view at the museum and the accompanying virtual experience through October 2. Derived from “The Twenty-Year War,” a book launched at the museum on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11, Museum staff created this powerful exhibition in collaboration with book producer/photographer, Beau Simmons, and authors, Dan Blakeley and Tom Amenta, both former U.S. Army Rangers.

“We created The Twenty-Year War exhibition to share the unvarnished stories of service and sacrifice from post-9/11 Veterans, in their own words, on their journey of transition to a new mission in their civilian lives,” said Dan Blakeley. “I hope everyone who sees and interacts with this work will reflect on their own lives and consider how they can support returning Veterans eager to serve their communities.”

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