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National Guard Museum in D.C. to add 9/11 gallery

Friday - 10/5/2012, 3:37am  ET

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.

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National Guard Educational Foundation: http://www.ngef.org/


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