War Museum Plan Moves Forward

Prince William County Approves Map Change

Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010  |  Updated 5:42 PM EDT
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War Museum Plan Moves Forward

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Courage. Patriotism. Service. Sacrifice. A museum to honor the stories of those who have served in the nation’s 20th and 21st century wars – as well as their families – is a step closer to reality.

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve map amendments that will set the stage for the building of the American Wartime Museum in Dale City, Va. The project is also known as The National Museum of Americans in Wartime.
 
The museum will be built on a 41-acre parcel of land off Dale Boulevard, in close proximity to Interstate 95. After a previous site near the Manassas Airport fell through for environmental reasons, the Hylton family – longtime Dale City developers – donated the land behind Ashdale Plaza, according to InsideNova.com.
 
The area had to be re-zoned and Tuesday’s map amendment was part of the process.
 
“Not only will [the museum] remember veterans and those who served our country but it will be a great benefit to the community, as well,” Board Chairman Corey A. Stewart told InsideNova.com.
 
Approximately $50 million will be needed to build the facility.
 
Current plans call for the museum to open to the public on Veterans Day 2014, according to the National Museum of Americans in Wartime website.
 

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