FALL 2011 – Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) Honors the Families who Serve America Unselfishly

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Ten years of war in Afghanistan; the tenth anniversary of 9-11; Veterans Day; the SS Carl Vinson and the President pay tribute to the men and women in uniform; the GOP Presidential debates focus on America’s role abroad and in military policy; and the troops prepare to come home from Iraq.

That’s a lot to take in, in less than two months, but our Army, Air Force, Navy, and Coast Guard personnel are up to it. So are their families. The families, that’s what the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) is all about. For every soldier, sailor, or marine, there is a wife, a husband, a mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister impacted. No family member from grandparents to siblings escapes the changes to family life when one or more members enlists and goes off to serve

This has been true from the days of the American Revolution to the deployment of advisors and fliers assigned to the NATO mission in Libya. The Museum of the Military Family (MAMF) is committed to telling the story of these valiant family members.

This virtual museum, in partnership with a number of service-connected organizations, such as the Veterans History Project, Operation Footlocker, and the New Mexico Military Museum, will bring a special focus to the families of World War II soldiers during next year’s centennial observances of New Mexico’s admission to statehood. MAMF board members and volunteers are compiling an exhibition of letters, photos, documents, artifacts, and keepsakes related to family life during World War II in an effort to honor the families of that era while enough of them still live to help contribute to the exhibition.

We would like the public to send such material for possible use in the exhibition. For information about how best to send material or for additional information about the exhibition or the museum itself, please make contact us at militaryfamilymuseum@comcast.net

Thank you,

Dr. Allen Dale “Ole” Olson, Director of Operations