Museum of the American Military Experience
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Mission: Founded by Dr. David McCoy, MD, from his childhood dream and lifelong experiences with veterans, our mission is to preserve their experiences and artifacts for healing and posterity.

Experience: Museum of the American Military Experience is a living entity showcasing the military experiences of all US Veterans through artifacts and oral histories, from pre-Revolutionary time to present day.

Purpose: As the dedication on the Statue of Liberty explains, Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning masses yearning to breathe free, veterans sacrifices, throughout our nation’s history, were of the purpose to defend and protect American ideals which transcend class, race, religion and upbringing and which are the values of freedom, the rule of law, and democracy.

Faith: Faith and nation are intertwined bound by the Creator’s promise that we will never be forgotten. We are America, a nation, under God, founded on faith. Thomas Jefferson wrote: The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time, The hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
In scripture, God’s promise to Noah and his sons: 12-13 The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever. 14 When I send clouds over the earth and a rainbow appears in the sky, 15 I will remember my promise to you and to all other living creatures. Never again will I let floodwaters destroy all life. 16 When I see the rainbow in the sky, I will always remember the promise that I have made to every living creature. 17 The rainbow will be the sign of that solemn promise.

Objectives: to heal, connect, educate, enlighten and empower

To provide a state of the art center of living history of the American military experience to educate, inspire, enlighten and empower all Americans and all people.

To emotionally connect with veterans and their families, perpetuate their memories and experiences through artifacts, letters and diaries, photographs and oral histories and ensure that their stories and sacrifices will not be forgotten.

To help treat and heal urgent issues of combat stress for all warriors and their families, through the museum’s visual and oral history programs.

To tell the stories of real people, heroes and scoundrels alike, who played their part in our history, that they had experiences and feelings which blended together in a remarkable way to persevere freedom in this land of opportunity and hope, which we share today.

To develop cooperative relationships and strategic partnerships with organizations that pursues similar vision and goals.

  Contact:Contact: Dr.David McCoy                david.mccoy2@va.gov   
                                                                                  Cell:(615) 414-6790