Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Awards $1.5 Million Grant to the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 08, 2021, April 08, 2021

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The Arlington Tomorrow Foundation recently awarded the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation a $1.5 million grant. The latest grant brings the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation’s total support for the National Medal of Honor Museum to $5 million.

The Museum will be a place of reverence acknowledging the more than 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients and telling many of their stories through virtual exhibits, interactive experiences and Medal of Honor-related objects and artifacts. It will be built in Arlington’s Entertainment District near other world-class facilities including AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field.

"The City of Arlington is privileged to be the home of National Medal of Honor Museum and its attendant Education Center," said Carolyn Mentesana, executive director Arlington Tomorrow Foundation. "Our grant -- together with donors across America -- helps preserve and celebrate the extraordinary stories of individuals who are recognized for ‘above the call of duty’ service to a grateful nation."

The nonprofit National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation used the original Arlington Tomorrow Foundation grant to underwrite the Museum’s architecture and design. The latest round of funding will help bring those designs to life, giving Americans a dedicated space to better understand the values behind the Medal including courage, bravery, citizenship and patriotism.

“The City of Arlington has been an incredible partner in our Mission to Inspire America with the values and valor of the Medal of Honor,” said National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation Chief Executive James Connors. “From day one, the city, Mayor Williams, his team and the entire community have been champions of this museum which will truly be a home for our country’s greatest heroes. Two generous contributions from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation have underwritten the design phase of the project and allowed us to remain on track for groundbreaking next year. We are extremely grateful for the continued support for this historic project.”

The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation has raised more than $70 million to date and is on schedule to open in 2024. The Foundation is working to raise $185 million to fund construction of the Museum and acquire collections and exhibits. Leaders are also working to build a monument in Washington, D.C. to honor Medal of Honor recipients. Click here to learn more about the project.

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