The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum will be open its normal hours, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.† The museum serves to honor Soldiers and paratroopers who have served the divisionís proud, 95-year history.
The museum tells the story of the 82nd Division in World War I and continues through its transformation into an airborne division in World War II. The museum covers the numerous post-World War II operations to the present operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
The memorial park, located outside the museum building, is the divisionís memorial that honors these Soldiers.
Additional memorials honor the paratroopers of the Dominican Republic and Vietnam.
Inside the museum, there is a partially restored CG-15A glider, along with numerous artifacts from the divisionís combat in Sicily, Normandy, the Netherlands, the Ardennes and southern Germany.† The uniforms of the divisionís World War II commanders, Gens. Matthew B. Ridgway and James M. Gavin are also on display.
New, permanent exhibits about the 82nd Airborne Divisionís liberation of the Wobbelein Concentration Camp support the Anne Frank exhibits.† The exhibit includes several new photos of the camp that have not been exhibited before and shows the division memorial service honoring those who died at the camp.
The museum is located on Fort Bragg at 5108 Ardennes St. and is open to the public.
Normal hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The museum does not charge a fee for admission but accepts donations.
For more information, contact John W. Aarsen or Jimmie Hallis, at 432-3443.