New Medal Of Honor Museum Will Draw Millions Of Visitors

New Medal Of Honor Museum Will Draw Millions Of Visitors


HAPPENING NOW, WE ARE LEARNING NOR — MORE ABOUT A NEW MUSEUM COMING TO ARLINGTON. WE HAVE THE PLANS FOR THE NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR MUSEUM. Reporter: THERE IS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT THIS MORNING AMONG THE COMMUNITY, THE CITY, AND THE STATE LEADERS ON HAND FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. PART OF THE REASON THE CITY WAS CHOSEN WAS BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT FOR VETERANS, INCLUDING THREE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS THAT WERE ON HAND TODAY FOR THE CEREMONY. AFTER THE ANTHEM, A STANDING OVATION FOR THESE HEROES, WHO WERE THE NATION’S HIGHEST MILITARY HONOR. IT WILL BE LOCATED RIGHT IN THIS PART OF ARLINGTON IN THE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT BETWEEN AT&T STADIUM AND THE NEW GLOBE LIFE FIELD. WE DON’T YET KNOW WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE. INSIDE WILL BE THE STORIES OF SOME OF THE 3500 RECIPIENTS OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR, INCLUDING VIETNAM VETERAN MAJOR GENERAL PATRICK BRADY. IT IS NOT ABOUT VALOR, IT IS ABOUT THE VALUES OF THESE PEOPLE WHO WEAR THAT METAL. IT IS TO REALIZE THAT RECIPIENTS DID SO MUCH MORE THAN WHAT THEY DID IN COMBAT. WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO FLY ACROSS THE ATLANTIC? WHO WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO FLY IN THE CLOUDS TO OPEN THE SKIES FOR EVERYBODY? WHO WAS ON MOUNT RUSHMORE? WHO STARTED THE CIA? THESE WERE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS. Reporter: THE MUSEUM IS EXPECTED TO COST ABOUT $150 MILLION PAID FOR BY FUNDRAISING AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS. THE GOAL IS TO HAVE IT OPEN BY

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