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November 11, 2004 – Permanent
Museum: American History Museum
Location: Armed Forces History Hall, 3rd Floor, East Wing
This exhibition surveys the history of America's military from the Colonial Era to the present conflict in Iraq, exploring how wars have been defining episodes in American history. Through more than 800 artifacts, images, and interactive stations, the exhibition reveals how Americans have fought to establish the nation's independence, determine its borders, shape its values of freedom and opportunity, and define its role in world affairs. It also explores the social impact of America's wars, presenting the link between military conflict and American political leadership, social values, technological innovation, and personal sacrifice.
The exhibition is arranged chronologically into the following 10 sections:
Catalogue: $17 (paper)
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