Our nation is in the middle of a crisis like we have never experienced before. As we walk through this unchartered territory, we have seen the best and the worst of people’s reactions. That is why history museums, like the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum, are so very important. They are here to remind us of all the Americans who accepted difficult challenges and found ways to overcome adversity, it is called the American Spirit.
As we walk through the Museum, we see the WWI exhibits and we are reminded that it was to be “the war that ended all wars”. The war ended and we enjoyed the victory only to find ourselves a few years later in the middle of a great depression. Many people call this the “greatest generation”.
We were still rallying from the great depression when on December 7, 1941 we were attacked and found ourselves at war on two different fronts. After four long years and close to 500,000 American men and women dead or injured we recovered and realized great economic expansion and “the golden age of capitalism”.
I think you get the point. We are a nation of overcomers and I hope that we will all take time to pause and remember this great American Spirit. When we remember this Spirit, we can draw inspiration from it.
We are temporarily closed as I write this but our dedicated staff and volunteers are taking the time to do repairs and projects. We will be ready to welcome our visitors back as soon as it is safe to do so.