Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fort Lewis Military Museum

Last Thursday we went to Fort Lewis to tour the Military Museum. The Fort Lewis Military Museum collects, preserves, displays and interprets artifacts relevant to the history of Fort Lewis and the units which have served there.

This is the label on the Howitzer, it is a BIG gun
Our favorite part of the museum were the tanks outside.

A model of the museum when it was the Red Shield Inn. It was built in 1918 by the Salvation Army as a hotel for the families of soldiers in WWI. It was a hotel until 1972. In 1979 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only US Army Museum on the west coast.

This is Saddam Hussein's head off a statue from Baghdad brought back by the Triple Nickel (Nate's unit)

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you started a blog! Yeah!
    Keep posting your field trips to give me ideas!!!