There’s a rather significant local groundbreaking in the offing next month. On Friday, March 25, officials from the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (NMOHMF) and the City of Arlington will pick up the shovels and officially begin the process that will bring the National Medal of Honor Museum the city. The groundbreaking will be on the same day America recognizes National Medal of Honor Day.
“Since the NMOHMF first announced Arlington as the Museum’s home in late-2019, we have been looking forward to kicking off construction on this historic project,” says Chris Cassidy, NMOHMF President and CEO. “The groundbreaking ceremony will be the culmination of a tremendous amount of amazing work, and the beginning of an exciting new phase. We are one step closer to making a Museum for all Americans to learn from the Medal of Honor a reality.”
Arlington Mayor Jim Ross also waxes enthusiastically about the pending project, which ultimately will likely bring millions of visitors to The American Dream City.
“The City of Arlington is proud to be the future home of the National Medal of Honor Museum and thrilled the eyes of the country will be on this great ceremony in March to break ground on such a worthy project,” says Ross. “As we pay tribute to America’s greatest heroes on National Medal of Honor Day on March 25, we will officially begin the next chapter in our work to build a place where all Americans can come to be inspired by their stories. America needs this now more than ever.”
Ahead of National Medal of Honor Day this year, students from 6th – 12th grades at schools across the country are invited to submit a 300-word essay, defining what honor means to them and why our society needs honorable people today and every day. Entries should be typed, double-spaced and submitted by March 1, 2022 in writing via email to: essay@MOHmuseum.org or via postal mail to: National Medal of Honor Museum 1905 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76011. One winning essay will be selected. The winning author will be flown to Arlington to read their essay as part of the Museum’s groundbreaking ceremony.