Heroes Building for Heroes: The National Medal of Honor Museum’s Monumental Journey
We’re proud to partner with the National Medal of Honor Museum to help commemorate the heroes who have shaped our nation’s history and inspired its future with their acts of courage.
In the heart of Arlington, Texas, something remarkable is taking shape. The National Medal of Honor Museum is building a historic landmark to honor our nation’s heroes, and they’ve enlisted veterans to help get the job done. At Ariat, we’re always proud to honor our heroes and celebrate their impact, which is why we were excited to be a part of the project and partner with BuildWitt to tell the story.
For those unfamiliar, the National Medal of Honor is the highest and most prestigious military decoration given in the United States today. Awarded by the President in the name of Congress, the accolade is bestowed upon individuals who have displayed exceptional acts of bravery and courage in the face of danger. Today, only 3,517 have earned the Medal of Honor with fewer than 70 living heroes who have received this recognition.
When completed, the museum will serve as a place to preserve and share the remarkable stories of selflessness and bravery of Medal of Honor recipients. With plans to open its doors to the public in the spring of 2025, the space will be dedicated to ensuring these stories inspire and educate generations to come.
Once finished, the National Medal of Honor Museum will be more than just a building; it will be a tribute. The project was thoughtfully designed to capture the essence of unity and strength.
The state-of-the-art museum will appear as though it's floating in the air, serving as a symbol of courage. According to the website, the space will also feature immersive, open, and circular exhibits to connect us to each hero, each other, and the world beyond. The design will also feature five pillars – one for each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
While the design is exceptional, it's the team behind the construction that truly makes this project stand out—veterans. Linbeck Group, LLC, the project's General Contractor, has prioritized hiring experts with diverse military backgrounds. These veterans are again leveraging their skills and commitment to bring the space to life. As a gesture of gratitude, we partnered with BuildWitt to share the stories of the veterans-turned-tradesmen.
Veterans like them are a shining example of dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to their country. Their work on the construction of the museum is yet another testament to their strength and resilience, showcasing their commitment to their country in an impactful way.