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34 selecttraveler.com J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 A merica's military museums are some of the most presti- gious and inspiring museums in the nation. Whether you are planning a trip for veterans or history buffs, these loca- tions are sure to impress and educate any visitor. NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM C O L U M B U S , G E O R G I A Located near Fort Benning, the official training base of the United States Infantry, the National Infantry Museum commemorates the triumphs and sacrifices of America's foot soldiers throughout history. Visitors can trace the footsteps of these brave individuals in the "Last 100 Yards" exhibit, from the Army Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc on D-Day to the paratroopers who dropped into the Philippines during the Recapture of Corregidor. After touring the nation for more than 20 years, the Dignity Memo- rial Vietnam Wall has finally taken residence at the National Infantry Museum, joining three other memorials in the Vietnam Memorial Plaza. e Wall is a replica of the monument in Washington, D.C., and carries TO THOSE WHO'VE SERVED THESE MUSEUMS HONOR AMERICA'S VETERANS Courtesy National World War I Museum Top: The National World War I Museum carries one of the most extensive collections on the war in the world. Bottom: The Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge and Poppy Field pays tribute to the fallen at the National World War I Museum. BY SAVANNAH OSBOURN Courtesy National World War I Museum

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