National Infantry Museum Collecting Boots for Special Observance
Apr 22, 2016
For Immediate Release
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Museum Collecting Boots for Special Observance
Memorial Day observance to include recognition of Gulf War’s 25th anniversary
Columbus, Georgia – April 21, 2016: The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is collecting boots to be used as part of a Memorial Day weekend display.
Military boots of any size, style, age, and condition are being accepted. They can be left in drop boxes in the museum lobby during regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The goal is to place a set of boots and a name tag for each of the 294 service members killed during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The display commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War.
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, on a 155-acre tract linking Columbus, Georgia, and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning is the first world-class site to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantryman and those who fight alongside him. The museum showcases the contributions of the Infantry Soldier in every war fought by the U.S. by offering immersive participation and engaging visitors in the unique experiences of the Infantry Soldier. The complex also includes a parade field, memorial walk of honor, Vietnam Memorial Plaza, authentic World War II Company Street and Giant Screen Theater. For more information, visit http://www.nationalinfantrymuseum.org.