March 2024 at the Museum

From Women’s History Month to An Evening with Elliot Ackerman and our Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans during National Vietnam War Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting the powerful stories of our nation’s service members with programming, online content and $5 admission on March 29. Please join us as we honor the more than seven million Americans who served during the Vietnam era. 

Welcome Home Ceremony – National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Friday, March 29 | 10 a.m.

We will commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day with $5 Museum admission and a Welcome Home Ceremony for our Veterans, live from our Great Hall.

Due to unforeseen events, Ray Snedegar is no longer able to join us for the Welcome Home Ceremony.

Thank you to Tom Cunningham, U.S. Navy Veteran and Vietnam corpsman for stepping up on short notice to share his story with us.



hOm Sound Bath

Saturday, March 2 | 12 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. You are invited to close your eyes, lay down or sit comfortably, and surrender to the enchanting melodies that will guide you into deep relaxation.


Expressing Yourself Through Movement

Saturday, March 2 | 2 p.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.


Adaptive Yoga

Sunday, March 3 | 9 a.m.

Join adaptive yoga expert Carmen Pomales in a safe and nurturing space as she guides you through empowering practices that awaken your mind, body and soul. Through her compassionate teachings, you’ll cultivate awareness, foster meaningful connections, and learn valuable tools for self-love and personal growth.


Adaptive Jiu Jitsu Seminar with Rustin Hughes

Sunday, March 3 | 9 a.m.

Unlock the warrior within you and join us for an empowering Adaptive Jiu Jitsu Seminar led by the inspirational Rustin Hughes! As a U.S. Army Veteran, Para Jiu Jitsu champion, and coach, Rustin’s resilience and determination will leave you feeling transformed.


Yamuna® Body Rolling: Managing Mobility & Muscle Soreness

Sunday, March 3 | 12:30 p.m.

Discover 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.

An Evening with Elliot Ackerman

Wednesday, March 20 | 6 p.m.

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with New York Times Best Selling author and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Elliot Ackerman about his new novel 2054 which he co-authored with Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired). Ackerman will sit down in person with the Patrol Base Abbate Book Club and will discuss the role of AI in future conflicts, as well as the value of literature written by humans in an age where works of art created by AI continue to grow.


Tinsey, Chief Canine Officer

Gary Hensley, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and NVMM’s Digital Integration Manager, worked with America’s Vet Dogs to adopt Tinsey based on the guidance and recommendation of medical providers. Two years after applying, they were introduced and have been inseparable ever since!


“The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee”

In honor of Women’s History Month and our yearlong theme centered around World War II, we recommend “The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee” by Julie Leung with illustrations by Julie Kwon. This is a great book for young readers interested in learning about the remarkable story of Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American woman to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).


“A Midshipman’s Journey”

“A Midshipman’s Journey” by U.S. Navy Veteran Kristin Cronic explores the U.S. Naval Academy experience through paintings and prose. With a focus on the human moments of an institutional process, the book reflects the essence of the transformation from plebe to officer through impressionistic paintings and honest writing.


Women of the Veterans Portrait Project

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the servicewomen of Stacy Pearsall’s Veterans Portrait Project hanging from the ceiling in our Great Hall. These photos follow the unique journeys of 22 Veterans from military service back to civilian life.

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left) and Ensign Frances Wills. Photo courtesy of U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command.

Women in Uniform: Serving at Sea

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the legacies of remarkable servicewomen who served in our nation’s maritime services. No sailor or coastie’s journey is alike. Explore the diverse stories of women in uniform and the impact they have made on American history.

Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter, Marine Corps, was the first woman in the U.S. military to achieve the rank of three star general.

A Journey of Women in the Marines

While the Marines were first established on November 10, 1775, women only had the opportunity to join starting in 1918 with Opha May Johnson. Their roles have grown since then and today women are training and stepping into combat roles alongside their male counterparts. This March, we take peek into the journey of women in the Marine Corps from the trailblazers to those who followed in their footsteps.


Women in Vietnam: Sharon Ann Lane

Among the eight women inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the story of First Lieutenant Sharon Ann Lane. Lane was the only American nurse killed as a direct result of hostile fire. For her service in Vietnam, she was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star with “V” device, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Order of Vietnam Medal, and the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross (with Palm).

International Women’s Day

On International Womens Day, we celebrate the 2 million women Veterans who broke barriers, made a difference and became role models for future generations. Collectively, we can all help create a more inclusive world by celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. Let’s join together to #BreaktheBias.

K9 Veterans Day

K9 Veterans Day honors military and working dogs. Even before a training program was established to train dogs for work in battle, they were serving as soldiers’ companions and protectors.

Rosie the Riveter Day

Rosie the Riveter was a cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing male workers who joined the military. “Rosies” represented American feminism and showcased the impact women had in the workforce. We honor all of the brave, powerful and inspiring women who faced challenges and pushed forward!

National Medal of Honor Day

National Medal of Honor Day honors our nation’s 3,530 Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor was created during the Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces who has distinguished themselves through acts of valor. Since 1941, more than half of the medals have been awarded posthumously. The first Army Medal of Honor was awarded to Private Jacob Parrott during the Civil War for his role in the Great Locomotive Chase. The only woman to receive the Medal of Honor, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, served as a surgeon during the Civil War.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day was established with the Recognition Act of 2017. March 29 was selected as National Vietnam War Veterans Day because on March 29, 1973, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, was disbanded, and the last U.S. combat troops departed the Republic of Vietnam. Please join us for a Welcome Home Ceremony on March 29 as we honor more than seven million Veterans of the Vietnam War.

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