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Memorial And Museum Marks Veterans Day With Free Panel

Dan Konik
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum

The nation's newly dedicated veterans' museum is offering a panel discussion to mark Veterans Day weekend. The National Veterans Memorial and Museum says Sunday's event will feature five veterans with different perspectives on military service.  Panelists include a U.S. Army Ranger, a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, a Navy Seal, an Army veteran of Iraq and an Army intelligence officer. Veterans and their families who attend the panel discussion will receive free admission to the museum, located on Columbus' downtown riverfront. Others who attend will receive discounted museum admission. Tickets are free, but reservations are required due to space limitations. The memorial and museum opened to the public last month. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has more on the memorial and museum, which opened to the public last month.


Museum project manager Amy Taylor says the new $82 million, 53,000 square foot facility is unique.


This museum is special because it tells the story of veterans from the dawn of our country, all the way through to the present. And while we certainly have branch of service museums and conflict museums, this is the one place that takes all of those stories from all of those conflicts and from peace time and tells it all in one place.”


Veterans are admitted to the museum free of charge. Tickets for adults are $17.

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