I have blogged before about the fantastic military museum in Groveport, Ohio. Motts Military Museum has thousands of personal relics of veterans, astronauts and more. The museum's current Treasurer is Your Military Story member Colonel Ron Albers, USAF, retired. Ron is an active supporter of this site and a tireless supporter of the museum. He is also the author of many wonderful veteran stories which first appeared in the Motts Museum newsletter, then reprinted on this site. You can access all of these stories here.
Just last week, Motts Museum and its founder, Warren Motts, began receiving treasured pieces of 9/11 history from New York City. No doubt Warren and his museum were chosen because of their reputation for honoring every artifact which comes into their possession. This collection will be one of the largest in the country, and includes large pieces of flooring fron the World Trade Center, a sign telling visitors where the different buildings were located, and a smashed Port Authority vehicle. Two more shipments are planned in the future. For now, the items will be placed in storage, but fundraising will soon begin for a new buidling to display these remnants of the saddest day in American history.
You can read an article and see pictures of these donated 9/11 items in the Columbus Dispatch.
If you are in the Columbus, Ohio, area this spring or summer, it is worth your time to visit Motts.