When remembering the service of the American Soldier, people often neglect to mention the immense sacrifice of their families at home. When building the museum, a top priority was to include a gallery dedicated to our military families.
The Family Gallery, located in the Cavezza Hall, pays homage to the children, spouses, parents, and loved ones who provide the mission-critical support network for our fighting force. The gallery explores communication over the decades and how staying in touch with a loved one during a time of separation is one of the greatest challenges of military life. It also takes a look at the special challenges the children of military families face, including coping with frequent moves and a parent’s absence. But let’s not forget the unique advantages to being a military child, like the opportunities to travel and meet other similar families.