Saturday, November 10, 2012

National Infantry Museum: A Second Visit

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - Fort Benning, Georgia - Temperature High 65 (and breezy) Low 39 - Two years ago this month we visited the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. We went with friends, DJ and Tom.  Because we arrived late (a time zone difference that we forgot), our visit was cut short that day and we made a vow we'd return for a more thorough tour. 

"Remember officers and soldiers that you are
 free men fighting for the blessings of liberty"
 .... General George Washington         August 23, 1776

This visit we began outside, with a stroll down Heritage Walk, a flag-flanked concrete and "paver flanked" walkway that connects the museum to to the parade field. 

The engraved pavers, and there are thousands of them, honor soldiers and those who love them.  It's nice. 

Lexie and Ozzie walked on leash down the walkway, passed the General George Washington memorial, the early Army tanks and out to the parade grounds.

Inside the main building we went through the "Last 100 Yards" ramp again.  This is a moving display.

Pictures and video just can't do justice to this memorable introduction to the U.S. Army Infantry.

Inside the "Last 100 Yards" display. 

This is, undoubtedly, the very best military museum we've seen.

It surely makes a terrific recruiting tool for the Army Infantry. 

Makes 'ya just wanna sign up!

Who wouldn't want one of these pinned on their chest? 

The expansive museum covers all the major conflicts of the United States and includes an awe inspiring Hall of Valor....

Of course, our war is the horrific Vietnam conflict. There are several displays like this one.

We completed the inside and outside tour of the museum and recommend it to everyone who is interested in any part of military service.  If you visit, allow at least 6 hours to see everything.

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