Veterans Memorial and Museum opens soon, demands national attention

As the National Veterans Memorial and Museum onlooking the Scioto River in downtown Columbus nears completion, it’s been gaining more and more attention from the rest of the country.

The Architect’s Newspaper that call itself the “most authoritative voice on architecture and design in the United States” recently reported on the iconic structure. They used their words to paint a picture of the circular building with glass walls, spiraling infrastructure, rooftop plaza, and ceremonial sanctuary among many other state of the art features.

“With only 1 percent of the population currently serving in the military, the museum’s mission is to expose guests, who may not personally know a veteran, to the stories of servicemen and women, while also stimulating conversations around what it means to serve,” they wrote.

The museum will feature all branches of the military as well as stories gathered from veterans across the nation. This comes after a November vote in favor of a bill that gave the museum official national site status.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum is slated to open in July.


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