Museum leadership accepts founding donation during Dallas Cowboys pre-game ceremony
Arlington, Texas – Boeing, one of the world’s top aerospace manufacturing companies, is donating $1 million to the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation (NMOHMF) to help fund the construction of the National Medal of Honor Museum in Arlington, Texas.
Medal of Honor Recipient Army Captain Florent Groberg (Ret.) and Charlotte Jones, Chair of the NMOHMF Board of Directors, accepted the gift from Boeing representatives Dan Winston, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Boeing Global Services, and Betsy Martin, Director of Boeing Global Engagement, on Sunday afternoon during an on-field ceremony at AT&T Stadium before the Dallas Cowboys game against the Los Angeles Rams. A photo of the event is available here.
“We are deeply honored to have Boeing among our founding contributors,” said NMOHMF CEO and President Chris Cassidy. “They have a long legacy of support for our military and veterans, and their generosity will be instrumental in preserving the legacies of those who demonstrated the utmost gallantry, selflessness, and patriotism: Medal of Honor recipients. Their $1 million donation will have a lasting impact by helping ensure that generations of Americans will have the opportunity to learn from the incredible stories of those who represent the best of America.”
Boeing has had a strong connection not just to the military, but also to the Medal of Honor itself, as Boeing-made aircraft figure prominently in the narratives recounting the heroic actions of numerous Medal of Honor recipients.
“We take immense pride in supporting the National Medal of Honor Museum and its mission to support those heroes who sacrificed so much for our freedoms,” said Dan Winston, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Boeing Global Services. “This contribution underscores Boeing’s unwavering commitment to our nation’s veterans, ensuring their remarkable stories inspire young Americans while reflecting our core commitment to excellence and integrity.”
The National Medal of Honor Museum broke ground on March 25, 2022. The NMOHMF hosted a “Topping Out” ceremony last July, celebrating a construction milestone that saw the placement of the building’s final steel beam. The Museum is scheduled to open its doors to the public in early 2025. Its more than 100,000 square feet of space will include a 31,000-square-foot Exhibition Galleries, which will tell the history of the Medal of Honor and the stories of the 3,517 extraordinary American heroes who have earned it. It will also feature dedicated spaces for classrooms, meeting venues, symposiums, memorials, and ceremonies.
About the Museum and Monument: The National Medal of Honor Museum, Monument and Leadership Institute will inspire Americans by honoring and preserving the history of the highest military decoration awarded for valor in combat. Serving as a national landmark – and located in America’s heartland in Arlington, Texas – the Museum will provide an unrivaled visitor experience and illustrate the historical thread of sacrifice, patriotism and courage that runs through all U.S. military service members, past and present. Beyond its state-of-the-art, interactive experiences, a critical part of the Museum’s mission will be to use the stories of Medal of Honor recipients to inspire their fellow Americans and motivate them to be their best selves.
A National Monument in Washington, D.C., will commemorate the service and sacrifice of the bravest and most decorated members of the U.S. Armed Forces. To be located in the nation’s capital, it will give all Americans the opportunity to reflect on the courage and patriotism that safeguard freedom and democracy.
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