To honor those Americans who made the supreme sacrifice in defense of freedom, to pay tribute to those who served our country with honor and distinction and to provide a place for our young citizens to learn of their history and heritage.
The thrust of the exhibit is the 20th Century – the American century. In addition to the present static display, special exhibits will be mounted for comemmorations such as: the National Guard 29th Division on DDay, the Fall of the Wall (10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall), Semper Fi month, and others, accompanied by visiting vintage aircraft and vehicles, speakers, and unique demonstrations.
The present exhibit in the unused air terminal building at the Manassas regional airport is on a one-year lease and constitutes Phase I of overall planning.
Phase II is being undertaken simultaneously to study and develop the marketing, promotion, and fund-raising steps necessary to create a permanent facility adjacent to the airport, which will evolve into an impressive, bona fide museum with unique collections and visiting exhibits.
Always on the lookout for small local museums. Found this museum and enjoy this type of place. No crowd, quiet, and able to read all the information without rushing. Covers a lot of military information in a short time. Kind of museum I'm looking for. Easy to get to. Easy parking. Clean restrooms.
Was only able to spend a few minutes inside due to poker run getting underway but for the few minutes, WOW to see actual apparel from wars gone by was unbelievable especially coming around a corner and seeing life size mannequins wearing military uniforms caused one to stop in your tracks. I will be going back to spend a lot more time there. Not to mention the people there, all volunteers, were very gracious and friendly.
Best kept secret