Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Images from the New National Museum of the U.S. Army

On Veterans/Armistice Day the new National Museum of the U.S. Army opened at Fort Belvoir, VA.  From the photos and reports I've seen the nation's 30 million members  of the Army who served and sacrificed from Valley Forge until today. From the photos, it appears the displays incorporate dramatic dioramas, artifacts, and commemorations. As you will see, the planners did a wonderful job of making sure the Doughboys of the Great War are well remembered.

Part of the Opening Ceremony

Entrance Hall

The American Soldier's Creed

Wars of the Twentieth Century

Into the Higgins Boats on D-Day

First World War Diorama

Another View of the WWI Diorama

Individual Soldiers Remembered

Sgt. York's Helmet

Exterior of the Museum


  1. Thanks for the pictures. The American Soldiers Creed is exceptional!

  2. Thanks - Looks great and I hope to be able to see it in the not too distant future