National Infantry Museum – Family Room
May 9, 2011
This post had to be one all by itself. I’ve already dedicated an entire post and photo album to the National Infantry Museum which is located pretty much on the Fort Benning base. But the post for today General Sarge assured me required a post of its own.
As we looked around the museum we suddenly discovered an amazing room that shows not only the support for the military and infantry, but also for families. What an incredible room dedicated to military families! You can well imagine the excitement as General Sarge discovered a room exactly where his heart and compassion is – centered around encouraging families.
The main brochure about the National Infantry Museum says this about The Family Gallery – “The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center recognizes the fact that young Soldier’s family makes no less of a sacrifice in their love and support of him. A mother must let her son make his own choices and children must tiptoe around stressed parents and learn to love a Dad they know only by voice or photographs”. The above picture is General Sarge standing at the feet of the mother and son sculpture that greets you as soon as you walk into the Family Gallery.
That in and of itself is breathtaking.
Checking Out The View Fr0m A Bradley
But, there’s much more in this room than just artifacts and pictures. There’s even an interactive area. General Sarge loved climbing into the Bradley tank display and looking around with his human-owner PVT Ben! Of course Ben enjoyed explaining to General Sarge about all his training and the time he spent in a Bradley too. (Not the General Sarge really needed an explanation, but you know how furry-friends are. General Sarge let Ben tell him all about it as he looked out the side viewer to see what was going on outside the tank.
Last, but certainly not least, here at General Sarge HQ we have to say a great big thank you to Gloria, one of the volunteers who saw us in the Family Room. She took a great interest in General Sarge. She even introduced us to the Volunteer Services Agent, Rebecca Jone Barton. They certainly made us feel welcome and we were thrilled to discover the Family Gallery in the Museum.
General Sarge says a great big “Two paws up” to all the fine people associated with the National Infantry Museum!
Staying Army Strong!