Americans in Wartime Experience

Tom MacAllister


On September 11th, 2001, Tom MacAllister was a paramedic with the Arlington County Virginia fire department and was one of the first, first responders at the Pentagon that morning.

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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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