Museum of the Forgotten Warriors
The Museum of the Forgotten Warriors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the memories of all veterans who are no longer with us and respecting and honoring those veterans who are still with us. This museum is located in Marysville, California and was founded by Dann Spears, a veteran who served in the Vietnam War. This building houses various military vehicles, historic artifacts, letters, and memorabilia from local soldiers as well as friends and family of founder Dann Spears, who served in the Vietnam War. The museum continues to expand bringing in new exhibits every year based on donations of artifacts such as uniforms and historic military vehicles and artifacts.
Backstory and Context
The collection exhibited at the museum includes helicopters, tanks, uniforms, cannons, letters, and memorabilia from various wars throughout America's military history, such as the Revolutionary War, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The goal of Spear in creating this museum was to keep the stories of veterans alive so that they may never truly be forgotten. Spear also features displays about the incredible women who have served our country and the challenges they overcame. Many living veterans who have been touched by this museum have come forward and donated their own personal wartime memorabilia to be added to the museum's collection.
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