ND Military Museum Project Will Benefit This State | News, Sports, Jobs

Today is Armed Forces Day and an appropriate time to announce a proposed major project to honor and preserve the heritage and history of the military in our state.

The North Dakota Military Museum is still in the proposal and planning stage, but we believe it would be a great asset to this state.

The proposed facility of up to 60,000 square feet, a joint effort of the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the North Dakota National Guard, would be an addition to the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum on the grounds from the Capitol to Bismarck.

North Dakota has many good reasons for having a top-notch military museum. After all, it is a military state. North Dakota has more than 50,000 veterans, more than 3,000 Army National Guard members and more than 1,000 Air National Guard members, more than 7,000 Air Force members active duty and more than 200 reserve members, including Army, Navy, and Navy, and more than 12,000 military family members. . There are also ROTC programs.

Not only would this facility tell the story of today’s military, but also the many years of our state’s military history. We believe it would be a facility to preserve this history and share it with citizens and visitors, and strengthen the bonds between cultures and communities.

At the moment, a feasibility study is underway to determine the interest of such an installation and support for raising private funds.

We look forward to the results of this study and, if it seems favorable, to move the project forward.

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