Throughout the year, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum schedules events that honor and celebrate the contributions of our nation’s Veterans. This calendar can help you plan your visit around a holiday or other special event.
Fighting to Serve: A Conversation with a Tuskegee Airman
Kick off Black History Month with the National Veterans Memorial and Museum on Saturday, February 6. We welcome Col. Harold Brown (Retired), one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, for our next Virtual Rally Point. Now in his 90s, Brown told his mother when he was in the sixth grade during segregation that he would become a military fighter pilot. In 1944 at age 19 he completed flight training at the Tuskegee Institute and graduated with his wings and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. Col. Brown will share his experience as a member of the Red Tailed Angels escorting bombers over Europe as well as being shot down and held as a POW in Germany. He and 25,000 other prisoners were rescued by forces led by Gen. George S. Patton on April 29, 1945.
The National Veterans Memorial and Museum welcomes groups of 10 or more for both guided tours and self-guided visits with a discounted admission rate, a dedicated entrance, and other group privileges. Reservations are required and should be made at least four weeks in advance. To inquire about a group visit, please complete the online request form.
Directly adjacent to the Museum lies a 2.5 acre Memorial Grove, designed for contemplation and reflection before vistors return to their everyday lives. Anchored by a grove of elm trees, the space features a 325-foot stone wall, with three cascades of water and a reflecting pool lining the basin, creating a cohesive space for remembrance, inspiration and the recognition of service.
Recognized internationally for its innovative design, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum offers a truly unique venue for a variety of occasions and special events. From the Great Hall, with its stunning views of the Columbus skyline, to the rooftop terrace, our spaces make events memorable. Meeting rooms on the lower level can accommodate groups of up to 180, and catering services are available.
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