What the Media
VA encourages your efforts to highlight and recognize our Veterans' services as well as their sacrifices. The Museum will stand as a testament to the perseverance and courage of America's Veterans, and the Department looks forward to the Museum's opening.
- John R. Gringrich,
Chief of Staff, Dept. of Veterans Affairs
It is always humbling and a great privilege to be part of an effort that honors our veterans and brings them the respect they so richly deserve. Indeed, the story of their sacrifices and their legacies should be preserved.
- Leon Panetta,
Secretary of Defense
I offer my enthusiastic support as your team continues to make the National Veterans Museum a reality. This museum will offer a critically important tribute to our veterans, past and present. I am particularly impressed with your innovative idea to offer on-site housing for Wounded Warriors and homeless Veterans.
- Raymond T. Odierno, General,
United States Army
Our military veterans are and always have been that special breed of patriotic Americans who have stepped up when our country needed them to be front and center. A beautiful new complex that will honor their service and sacrifice is an idea whose time has come.
- General James T. Conway,
U.S. Marine Corps Retired
We are committed to helping you make the National Veterans Museum a true success with the enlisted community and all those that support them. Pinnacle Five would be delighted to serve on your advisory board and consult and advise on the enlisted force and its role and focus in the museum.
- Pinnacle 5, LLC
It is essential that we remember those who wear the uniform and serve our country, both here and abroad. In its mission to honor the service, contributions and sacrifice of the men and women in our armed forces, the National Veterans Museum will serve as an invaluable educational resource to the general public. I wholeheartedly commend your efforts in honoring those who have given so much of themselves for this country.
- United States Senator Mark Kirk
I greatly appreciate your efforts to honor our country’s veterans through the development of a National Veterans Museum. I applaud and support the museum’s mission statement that seeks to inspire the virtues of honor and patriotism in future generations of Americans.
- Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh
I am writing in support of the establishment of a National Veterans Museum in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. This museum is a wonderful way to honor and remember the more than 40 million veterans who have served our country so bravely and valiantly.
- Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
In its mission to honor our service members and to preserve military related objects for the public, the National Veterans Museum will provide for the educational enrichment of the public will and inspire the virtues of patriotism for future generations to carry on the tradition of military service.
- Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam
I have the greatest respect for Americans who answer the call of duty and put their own lives at risk for the sake of all Americans. I applaud the National Veterans Museum’s goal of ensuring that we honor their service, contribution and sacrifice. By educating our citizens of the sacrifice that veterans have made, we will continue to strengthen our democracy.
- Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger
It is our honor and duty to honor the men and women in uniform who have selflessly served our state and country. No other time in history has a sense of urgency existed to embrace an institution dedicated to the cause of honoring the patriotic sacrifices of American Veterans and servicemembers. I am glad that this museum plans to include educational and inspirational outreach programs to veterans throughout the United States.
- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn
We will pledge our complete project to your endeavor which includes the architectural and design elements of a 20´ foot long 4´ x 4´ x 4´ 18,000 steel beam removed from the rubble pile of World Trade Center after 9-11; bricks from the Pentagon attack and the three, 8 foot tall bronzes (which have been partially completed).
- Kirk S. Morris, Executive Director,
PFC Geoffrey Morris Memorial Foundation
The creation of a National Veterans Museum in honor of the many contributions and sacrifices of our veterans throughout history is long overdue and a welcome recognition for over 40 million citizens of this country that have served in the defense of our freedoms.
- Lt. General Randall Rigby,
U.S. Army Retired
All Americans will be inspired by this great museum and its story in perpetuity of U.S. Veterans who throughout American’s history have dedicated their lives toward preserving the peace and national security of our great nation. Future generations of Americans will be able to visit this museum and be able to understand and appreciate the valor, patriotism, honor and sacrifice that embody the young men and women who answered the cal to serve in our nation’s armed forces
- Lt. General Joseph F. Weber,
U.S. Marine Corp, Retired
The essential concepts of patriotism, courage, sacrifice and love for our country help to protect our nation and keep our purpose high. This museum will help young Americans understand and appreciate the greatness of our nation through the deeds and sacrifices of veteran men and women
- Rear Admiral J. Michael” Carlos Johnson,
U.S. Navy, Retired
The National Veterans Museum will provide the public with a venue to learn about what our veterans encountered while serving our country. Each exhibit will provide a unique perspective into the capabilities and challenges of our Armed Forces throughout history, and will draw attention to the sacrifices veterans made during their service.