Department of Defense Operation and Financial Support for Military Museums
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (INSTALLATIONS AND ENVIRONMENT) WASHINGTON DC
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Military museums are a valuable resource for current and future generations. The 93 Department of Defense DoD museums contain some of the finest artifacts and collections depicting our Nations colorful military history. These artifacts and collections instruct and inspire DoD personnel and encourage and maintain the American publics support for its military. Military museum facilities collect and display memorabilia, artifacts, ceremonial gifts, uniforms, and flags from the history of the Military Departments, military campaigns, and conflicts. These museums are inspirational, providing unique educational opportunities and important lessons for our servicemen and servicewomen and their families. DoD museums are often the most accessible and popular link between the public and military history. Almost all of the museums are located on installations. Even with todays increased security requirements, DoD historical museums are some of the most popular attractions in our country. In fiscal year FY 2009, DoD museums hosted over 8.1 million people, an increase of almost 400,000 visitors from FY2008. A detailed listing of visitor information is located in Appendix D, FY2009 Additional Information on Military Museums.
- Humanities and History