Americans in Wartime Experience


November 11, 2020

The Story of Edwin Murphy Hill

On 25 April and 8 May 2020, we will celebrate the 75th anniversary of two historic events from WWII: the famous American-Soviet linkup between elements of the 69th Infantry Division and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in Germany and VE Day. Below is a story about one such soldier who contributed to the lead up to both historical events.

July 23, 2020

Their Stories Must Be Told

Last week a friend and colleague suddenly passed away. He had an amazing intellect, wonderful personality and a great sense of humor. When he graduated college, he could have had his pick of high dollar jobs. Instead, out of intense desire to serve his country, he chose the Intelligence Community arm of the U.S. government.

May 14, 2020

Now with Thunderbirds too!!!

About a week ago, the U.S. Navy Thunderbirds and the U.S. Air Force Blue Angels flew over the Washington DC area in a salute to all Americans on the frontline of our war against the COVID-19 virus. My wife and I traveled to a high point of ground, selected a spot that was more than 6 feet from anybody else and settled in for the flyover. It was a great sunny April day here in DC.

April 2, 2020
Tough Times

America is at War

The Americans in Wartime Museum will chronicle all aspects of how our people respond during a time of war. And right now, America is at war. With an unseen, microscopic enemy called COVID-19.

February 18, 2020

Watch the Promotional Video

The Americans in Wartime Museum is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to honoring those who have served in all branches of the United States military and on the home front, from World War I to the present. The Museum serves to educate the public, especially young people, by telling individual stories of personal experience, realities of war, and sacrifices made by Americans striving to preserve our freedoms. The Museum inspires visitors by enabling them to experience military vehicles, explore artifacts, and participate in reenactments and special programs in a dynamic, interactive environment.

February 9, 2020

Jim Sawicki, United States Army

Approximately 2 million Americans served their country, and the world, during World War II. Europe is free today, in part, because of the selfless sacrifices of ordinary Americans asked to do extraordinary things. Among them was Jim Sawicki who served in the United States Army and fought with the “Red Bulls” at Anzio during the Battle of the Bulge. Speaking of his experience during the war, Jim stated, “It was my great adventure.”

December 23, 2019

The Christmas Classic…..Americans in Wartime Style.

Taking a cue from the 1780 song, we have a short paragraph on several of our vehicles.

November 19, 2019
First Snow

Remember our service members

Last week, the fine folks of northern Virginia were treated to their first snowflakes of the season. As the weather forecasters say, it was a conversational snow. And it occurred mid-day, so it didn’t screw up traffic….always important around here.

October 2, 2019
Sherman 1

Years of Planning and Thousands of Hours of Work

On Saturday of the 2019 version of the Open House, the Americans in Wartime Museum demonstrated once again why it is an international leader in the restoration and display of armored vehicles. It did something that literally no other museum across the globe could do……. Intrigued? Good, read on.

The Americans in Wartime Experience is a planned 63-acre educational and historical complex like no other. Designed to tell the stories and honor the sacrifices of all who sacrificially gave during times of conflict — whether on the homefront or abroad — this project will help you walk back into history in an new way. LEARN MORE

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