Americans in Wartime Experience

Kathryn Burton


On September 11th, 2001, Kathryn was working in Manhattan as a graphics designer, only two blocks away from the World Trade Center.  What she witnessed that day would forever change her life and inspire her to go into the field of law enforcement.  Kathryn is now a K9 handler with the DOD and says she works to help prevent another day like 9/11 from ever happening again.

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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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