Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History

This is a great museum. It is not very big but has some really interesting exhibits. It's located right in the heart of DuPont Circle:

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.

There was an exhibit on women in the military. There was one particular pointed letter from a Jewish women working as one of the forward medical team. She wrote how the really heroes were the men in the front lines and not the medical people. She was killed by a German sniper a few hours after writing the letter.

Here are a couple of pictures of other displays.

These are World War I shell casings made into vases.

This is a portable Ark and Altar

Here are some of the men lost in Iraq and Afghanistan

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