Americans in Wartime Experience


April 2, 2020
Tough Times

America is at War

The Americans in Wartime Museum will chronicle all aspects of how our people respond during a time of war. And right now, America is at war. With an unseen, microscopic enemy called COVID-19.

February 18, 2020

Watch the Promotional Video

The Americans in Wartime Museum is a not-for-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to honoring those who have served in all branches of the United States military and on the home front, from World War I to the present. The Museum serves to educate the public, especially young people, by telling individual stories of personal experience, realities of war, and sacrifices made by Americans striving to preserve our freedoms. The Museum inspires visitors by enabling them to experience military vehicles, explore artifacts, and participate in reenactments and special programs in a dynamic, interactive environment.

February 9, 2020

Jim Sawicki, United States Army

Approximately 2 million Americans served their country, and the world, during World War II. Europe is free today, in part, because of the selfless sacrifices of ordinary Americans asked to do extraordinary things. Among them was Jim Sawicki who served in the United States Army and fought with the “Red Bulls” at Anzio during the Battle of the Bulge. Speaking of his experience during the war, Jim stated, “It was my great adventure.”

December 23, 2019

The Christmas Classic…..Americans in Wartime Style.

Taking a cue from the 1780 song, we have a short paragraph on several of our vehicles.

November 19, 2019
First Snow

Remember our service members

Last week, the fine folks of northern Virginia were treated to their first snowflakes of the season. As the weather forecasters say, it was a conversational snow. And it occurred mid-day, so it didn’t screw up traffic….always important around here.

October 2, 2019
Sherman 1

Years of Planning and Thousands of Hours of Work

On Saturday of the 2019 version of the Open House, the Americans in Wartime Museum demonstrated once again why it is an international leader in the restoration and display of armored vehicles. It did something that literally no other museum across the globe could do……. Intrigued? Good, read on.

July 7, 2019

And Other Museum Updates

The beginning of July marks the end of the first half of 2019. As we move into the second half of the year, we look back on a busy summer season for the Voices of Freedom and progress made to the museum as we continue to work towards building a permanent facility in Prince William County.

June 9, 2019
William Bonelli

Bonnelli flew 30 missions out of Foggia, Italy

The Voices of Freedom participated in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Air Museums 29th Annual World War II Weekend in Reading, PA June 7-9. On Day 3 of the event, staff had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing 98 year old William Bonelli. Mr. Bonelli shared his story of piloting a B-17 Flying Fortress, flying 30 missions out of Foggia, Italy. During his career in the Army Air Corps and eventually the Air Force, William would attain the rank of Lt. Colonel. As interesting as his account was of missions flown in a B-17, the most compelling part was his recollections of the events of December 7th, 1944.

February 1, 2019
mission bbq

The Voices of Freedom have participated in several events in 2018 and 2019

Events include Army Heritage Days in Carlisle, PA, Warbirds Over the Beach in VA Beach, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend, the Dale City Independence Day Family Fun Day and the WWI & WWII Weekend at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, VA.  Other events are on the schedule which includes our annual open house.
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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