December 2023 at the Museum

Along with the joy and togetherness among family and friends, we know December also can be a rather hectic and stressful season. We invite you and yours to join us for an hour or two away from the hustle and bustle to stretch, relax and recharge both mentally and physically. Your inspiration and creativity will skyrocket after Open Mic Night, a Writing Workshop with Ohio’s Poet Laureate or any of our upcoming Wellness Weekend programs. If you need an excuse, to visit, you can shop Veteran businesses here for anything from coffee and sauces to apparel, toys or a gift membership!

Enjoy $5 Fridays this Holiday Season

December 22, 29

In honor of our five-year anniversary, admission to the Museum is just $5 every Friday, now through the end of 2023.

Space Force Birthday $4 Admission

December 20-24

The Space Force turns 4 on December 20! To celebrate, we’re offering $4 admission to the Museum December 20-24.


NVMM Open Mic Night

Friday, December 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Free

Join us for a night of creative expression hosted by Ohio Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour. This is an opportunity for all ages to connect in a place of inspiration for an open forum where all voices are welcome and celebrated. Anyone interested in sharing their poetry, written works, or songs will have the opportunity. Sign up upon arrival and be prepared to present five minutes of your best work!

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Saturday, December 2 | 11 a.m. | Free and Online 

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan executed a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor drawing the United States into World War II. Revisit the experiences of Pearl Harbor survivors during what President Roosevelt described as, “A date which will live in infamy,” and one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history.

Feel-Good Writing Workshop

Saturday, December 2 | 10 a.m.

Unleash your creativity and find joy in the art of writing with a unique writers’ workshop led by renowned Ohio Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour! Gunter-Seymour will guide participants through a journey of self-expression focusing on moments of happiness, capturing the energy of specific spaces and recalling experiences.

VAI Music Therapy

December 9-10 | 10 a.m.

Music therapy is known to help express your voice and experience connection with yourself and others through music. During these sessions, you’ll have opportunities to listen to and create music in order to improve your mood, let go of unwanted tension or stress, practice expressing yourself, and experience community by engaging with others in music.

Expressing Yourself Through Movement

December 9 | 11:30 a.m. 

Discover the art of storytelling through intentional body movements and learn a unique vocabulary of movement tools in our 90-minute workshop featuring professional choreographers from the esteemed Columbus Modern Dance Company.

Jiu Jitsu Seminar with Carlos “Escorrega” Lemos, Jr.

December 10 | 9 a.m. | Free 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 4th-Degree black belt Carlos “Escorrega” Lemos Jr. joins us for a special Jiu Jitsu Seminar.

Yamuna® Body Rolling: Managing Mobility & Muscle Soreness

December 10 | 11:30 a.m.

Unlock your body’s potential with Yamuna Body Rolling! Join our 90-minute introductory class and experience a self-care practice like no other. Expert instructors will guide you through non-impact weight-bearing exercises using therapy balls.

SoulCollage® Workshop

December 10 | 1 p.m. | Free

Unleash your inner artist and dive into the world of SoulCollage®, a beautiful blend of creativity, introspection and pure joy. In this workshop, you will explore the power of images as you create unique cards that reflect different aspects of your life story, emotions and intentions. No rules, just pure artistic freedom!

hOm Sound Bath

December 10 | 1:30 p.m.

Immerse yourself in the harmonious symphony of acoustic and electric instruments, curated just for you. Let the soothing vibrations of multiple singing bowls, chimes, and ocean drums wash over you, transporting you to a state of pure bliss. Close your eyes, lay down or sit comfortably, and surrender to the enchanting melodies that will guide you into deep relaxation. 


“The U.S. Space Force in Action”

On December 20, 2019, the U.S. Space Force became the sixth branch of the U.S. Armed Forces with a mission to secure our Nation’s interests in, from, and to space. Being only four years old, there are still many questions about Space Force and its mission.


Krista Weida, Compliance and Human Resource Officer

Meet Krista Weida, our Compliance and Human Resource Officer, and a self-proclaimed fan of ‘Friends’! In our latest Staff Spotlight, she reveals why she couldn’t just choose one fictional character to be her best friend.


Remembering Pearl Harbor

On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan executed a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor drawing the United States into World War II. Revisit the experiences of Pearl Harbor survivors during what President Roosevelt described as, “A date which will live in infamy,” and one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history.

Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Since World War II, the Civil Air Patrol has remained “Semper Vigilans” in times of need. Today, as a public service organization; they carry out emergency service missions in the air and on the ground.

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. We remember the more than 2,400 lives lost and all those who fought back on one of the darkest days in American military history.

U.S. National Guard Birthday

Founded in 1636, they answer the call of our nation by deploying overseas as well as responding to natural disasters in the assistance of friends and neighbors. 

National Wreaths Across America Day

Each December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 3,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. National Wreaths Across America Day is a time for family and friends to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and those who currently serve in the armed forces. 

U.S. Space Force Birthday

The Space Force is the smallest U.S. armed service, consisting of 8,600 military personnel. The Space Force operates 77 spacecraft in total across various programs such as GPS, Space Fence, military satellite communications constellations, X-37B spaceplanes, U.S. missile warning system, U.S. space surveillance network, and the Satellite Control Network.

Give the Gift of Membership

Giving the gift of membership to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum is a meaningful gesture that honors those who served our country. As you search for that perfect gift for a loved one, consider one that recognizes and celebrates the contribution of a Veteran in your life.

Shop Veteran-Owned and Operated Businesses for Holiday Gifts

Shop NVMM is designed to uplift and promote Veteran-owned and Veteran-operated businesses throughout the country. After their service, many Veterans continued on with a new mission: to create and grow their own businesses.

Your purchase directly helps support their next mission in life.

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$1 Admission on Jan. 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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