Veterans Memorial Museum

News & Updates Veterans Memorial Museum (VMM)  

June 16, 2009 — Veterans Day Program — On November 11, the VMM will hold a special event to honor our military and veterans. We hope to have our new outdoor pavilion completed by the date of this event. Your contributions would be greatly appreciated.

April, 2009 — The VMM has acquired an Aero Commander airplane now being painted and prepared for display outside the museum. This plane was the smallest Air Force One ever used— as a transport plane for President Dwight Eisenhower.

The Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel, MS is more than just a new 6,000 square foot museum with hundreds of military exhibits. It's more than a tourist attraction or an extensive collection of books, vintage photographs and historical documents. At its core, it is a Memorial to American men and women who honorably served their country in military service, and who continue today to serve and defend our country in conflicts around the world.

A committed group of veterans in the southeastern Mississippi town of Laurel gave many hours of their personal time in designing this museum, raising funds, overseeing construction and now operating the Veterans Memorial Museum.

The VMM opening on Memorial Day, 2005, and was attended by hundreds of veterans, families, Privates and Generals.

"I am honored beyond words to be a part of this dedication to patriotism and pride. A dedication to courage and conviction. A dedication to no confusion between mission and conviction. A dedication to what the United States of America is all about. There should never be any confusion about how we stand about our great country. And there should never be any ambivalence about how we support our Armed Forces."

Brig. Gen. George Baker Price
U.S. Army, Retired
May 28, 2005

Sharing the stage with military and political dignitaries was Congressional Medal of Honor winner Jack Lucas, who was awarded the nation's highest honor by President Harry Truman for his heroic actions on Iwo Jima.




 

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