by Army Historical Foundation
Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Retired Colonel Alan R. Cunningham and his father, Mr. Louis Cunningham, Chester residents, will be among the organizations awarded special recognition in the Veterans’ Hall of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is to be built at Fort Belvoir,16 miles south of Washington, D.C.
For its contribution toward the campaign to construct the Museum, the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will be recognized at the Bronze Service Star level on the Veterans’ Hall Donor Wall.
“We are excited to welcome the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge as a sponsor of the Veterans’ Hall and for their organization to be recognized within this honored space specifically designed for veterans,” said Beth Schultz, Director of Grassroots Development. “The Veterans’ Hall will be the perfect location for generations of veterans and their families to gather, and I encourage other groups to join this unique giving opportunity to honor our veterans in what will be the Army’s premier Museum and national landmark.”
The Museum’s Veterans’ Hall will be a multi-functional space for reunions, meetings, presentations, lectures, and other official events. The Hall will house artifacts, special exhibits, and the Registry of the American Soldier – a searchable, electronic record for every American who has served in the Army uniform. Veterans Service Organizations and other Army affinity groups are invited to sponsor the Veterans’ Hall and have their organization’s name permanently displayed on its donor wall.
The U.S. Army is the only military service without a national museum. The National Museum of the United States Army anticipates over 750,000 visitors each year and will serve as a permanent tribute that tells the storied history of America’s oldest and largest service.
For more information on Veterans’ Hall sponsorship opportunities at the National Museum for the U.S. Army, please contact Beth Schultz at (800) 506-2672 x4196 or Beth.Schultz@armyhistory.org.
About The Army Historical Foundation
The Army Historical Foundation establishes, assists, and promotes programs and projects which preserve the history of the American Soldier and promote public understanding of and appreciation for the contributions by all components of the U.S. Army and its members. The Foundation serves as the Army’s official fundraising entity for the Capital Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army. The Museum will be constructed at Fort Belvoir, Va., to honor the service and sacrifice of all American Soldiers who have served since the Army’s inception in 1775. For more information about the Foundation, the National Museum of the United States Army, and the Soldier’s Registry, visit www.armyhistory.org.