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National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed today, September 17th (commemorated the third Friday in September). It honors those who were prisoners of war (POWs) and those who are still missing in action (MIA). It is most associated with those who were POWs during the Vietnam War. To read more about the American Heritage Museum's observance of POW / MIA Recognition Day and our efforts to reconstruct a portion of the original the Hoa Lo prison (AKA The Hanoi Hilton) here at AHM see: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/2021/09/national-pow-mia-recognition-day/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We will host a 9/11 memorial talk at 10 AM and again around 3:30 in front of the Trade Center steel tomorrow. See AHM docent Jackson Rhodes talk about the terrorist attack: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-rgRscjWD4 ... See MoreSee Less

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Jacques Littlefield’s fascination with military vehicles began in childhood. From his earliest days, he studied and created intricate models of tanks and military machines. His first remote-controlled scale model tank was completed in college. Jacques acquired a full size military vehicle in 1975, a World War II era M3 Scout car. By 1998, his collection had grown to over 200 tanks and vehicles. To manage these, and to restore more, Littlefield established the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation in Portola Valley, California. Following a decade-long battle with cancer, Jacques died on January 7, 2009. Over his lifetime, Littlefield amassed the world’s largest privately held collection of tanks and military vehicles.

Receiving this historically important and extensive collection was a tremendous honor for the Collings Foundation. Exhibiting these artifacts in the most meaningful way possible is our duty. We designed the new American Heritage Museum to fully engage people in understanding our turbulent past. In this remarkable place, American history will be explored, studied, and most of all, remembered. Through educational interpretation, and a chronologically arranged series of dioramas and exhibits, the American Heritage Museum will bring the history of our veterans to life.

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