Americans in Wartime Experience

Bryan Pelton


Bryan Pelton served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserve and Army National Guard.  On September 11th, 2001, Bryan was in New York City for his sisters weeding when the attack occurred.  He responded immediately after the towers fell, and along with other soldiers and sailors that also responded to ground zero, became part of the New York Provisional Joint Task Force which was formed under the Militia Act with the guidance of a New York National Guard JAG officer who also made his way to the area.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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