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1,400 artifacts trace Army lineage back to 1600s at new national museum, opening Veterans Day

November 10, 2020
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From the Army Times website

A saber used during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore and “hillbilly armor” crafted by underfunded U.S. troops during the early days of the Iraq War are among the 1,389 artifacts visitors can see for the first time at the National Museum of the United States Army this Veterans Day.

The 185,000-square-foot museum at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, opens November 11 with free, timed-entry tickets available if reserved in advance. The museum, said its director, Tammy Call, traces the U.S. Army’s lineage back to the colonial militias that formed in the early 1600s.

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