Americans in Wartime Experience

Michael Ravinskas


Michael Ravinskas is employed as a member of the Arlington County Police Department.  On September 11th, 2001, Mike responded to the Pentagon immediately after it was hit.  He would arrive within minutes of the plane crashing into the building and he tells the compelling story of the minutes, hours and weeks following that fateful day.

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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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