Aerial shot of the Flagpole of Freedom

Our Mission

Unite. Honor. Educate.

Statement of purpose

To build Unity and Pride

Now and for Generations to Come

Through a Better Understanding

Of Our Nation’s 250 Year History of Service

history is lost unless we tell it…to have a place where it comes to life, and to share stories of the men and women who have served with the next generation — why it’s important to be a patriot is tremendous.

— Phyllis Wilson, CW5, U.S. Army (Retired), President Military Women’s Memorial


I cannot wait to see this. I will be in tears, but it will be tears of joy, tears of pride, tears of patriotism.

— Vince Ogilvie, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)

what really excited me was the idea of A place where I could take my children and grandchildren to teach and immerse them in crucial American history. an experience that will be fun. and if the kids are having fun learning, they will remember The history. And that’s why I think it’s so important.

— CW4 (Ret) Jack DuTeil  President, The Military Coalition

This is something we can all rally behind.  It’s not divisive. There are no parties, it really is just the symbol of unification, and that’s who and what we are as a country.

— Cathleen Pearl, Executive Director, Military Women’s Memorial