WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington is preparing to close for renovations and will reopen with a new gallery detailing the guard's service since the 9/11 attacks.
The museum on Capitol Hill will close Monday and plans to reopen Nov. 1 with the newly added gallery. It will include a memorial wall displaying the names of guardsmen who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The museum says its new 9/11 Era Gallery will tell the story of the National Guard's transition from being a strategic reserve to an operational force over the past decade. Artifacts will include pieces from the World Trade Center, uniforms from soldiers and items from domestic missions.
National Guard Educational Foundation: http://www.ngef.org/
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