Tampa International Airport Salutes the Armed Forces

July 14, 2011

Honoring the men and women who serve our Country and the memory of those who have served before them

TAMPA – Tampa International Airport has joined together with the Armed Forces Military Museum of Largo, FL to present this patriotic exhibit of authentic military memorabilia.

The exhibit features educational panels and artifacts from World War I & II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the current Middle East Conflicts. Guests viewing the exhibit will learn about World War I Aviation, the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the Ho Chi Minh Trail and much more.

The Armed Forces Military Museum depicts the nation’s most visceral conflicts with vivid audio-visual flair. At the museum, visitors wind their way through 50,000 square feet of displays and dioramas featuring replicas of iconic wartime scenarios. The Museum’s collection even includes restored jeeps and tanks.

The video component of the Airport’s gallery includes images of the museum while monitors in the main terminal feature current photographs of service men and women in action. Here patrons will also notice a display case featuring a Navy Seal uniform, a current Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) and a Ghille (sniper covering).

“With MacDill Air Force Base situated to close to the Airport, we know that there are a large number of guests meeting arriving servicemen and women home from a tour of duty, or accompanying them as they prepare to depart,” said Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “To walk by the exhibit and see parents, grandparents and children looking at the exhibit and talking about our military history is great to see, and it makes us proud to be able to honor these brave men and women.”

“The Armed Forces Military Museum; Giving the Past a Future” will be on display through January 2012. For further information please visit www.armedforcesmuseum.com.

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