Forget the Oscars, here’s the awards you REALLY need to support…

Forget the Oscars, here’s the awards you REALLY need to support…

We can’t be the only ones who are a little fed up with the self-absorbed, superficial individuals. Besides, this year’s awards will probably end up going to movies we’re not going to see anyway.

So let’s talk about some awards that are a little more genuine, relevant and meaningful.

Every year, USA Today readers select their best of the best travel destinations and attractions in the nation.

The National Infantry Museum (NIM) in Columbus, GA has again been nominated as one of America’s best museums. 

First, travel experts chose their 20 favorite museums in various categories, and then readers select the best of the best. For 2022, the NIM is again nominated as Best Free Museum (which it won in 2016, 2020 and 2021) and Best History Museum (a finalist in 2021).

From now through Monday, March 14, anyone – and by anyone, we mean YOU can vote for your favorites! You can vote every single day of the contest, on every single device you use. Winners will be announced Friday, March 25 at 12:00pm EDT.

No actual statues are awarded, but National Infantry Museum Foundation President BG (Ret) Pete Jones says the bragging rights are even more important, helping the NIM gain much-deserved national attention. “With so many amazing museums around the country, we should be especially proud of being singled out year after year. Clearly, the National Infantry Museum belongs on the national map.”

The museum, which opened in 2009, is often called “the Smithsonian of the Army. It  has already won a prestigious global award from the Themed Entertainment Industry, been included in a CNN Travel article about the 12 best military museums in the world and is consistently ranked as one of the state’s top attractions on TripAdvisor. 

When the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center opened in 2009 it had one guiding mission: to honor the legacy and valor of the U.S. Army Infantryman.

With thousands of artifacts, monuments, interactive exhibits and video presentations on display, the National Infantry Museum is one of the nation’s leading military history destinations. Visitors can experience first-hand the American Infantryman’s journey to defeat tyranny around the globe.

In addition to the publicly accessible collection, the museum’s archives hold over 100,000 diverse historical artifacts for preservation and future displays, making it one of the foremost military history institutions in the world.

There’s also a virtual reality experience puts you in the boots of a Soldier as you experience a simulated Non-Combative Evacuation Operation (NEO) mission. You’ll experience the adrenaline rush of riding in a Humvee or flying in a Black Hawk Helicopter as an Infantry Soldier and providing cover-fire. The museum’s Down Range Combat Simulators will give you an idea what service members do every day, and why they deserve our respect and gratitude.

The museum campus is also home to World War II Company Street, Vietnam Memorial Plaza – featuring the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall – and the Global War on Terrorism Memorial.

Help us ensure the National Infantry Museum gets the nationwide recognition it truly deserves. Vote today and every day until March 14th.

VOTE: BEST FREE MUSEUM!

VOTE: BEST HISTORY MUSEUM!

 


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