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Local Organizations & Opportunities

B.P.O. Elks USA
Elks National Veterans Service Commission
2750 North Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-1889

Museum of Science and Industry – U-505 Submarine Exhibit
At the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, visitors can step into a real U-505 German submarine, now an exhibit and memorial to American sailors.

National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
Located here in Chicago, The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum illustrates the real impact of war through art inspired by combat and created by veterans.

Chicago World War II Memorials


National Organizations

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

American Historical Association
Learn more with the resources of the professional association for all historians.

American Legion
Visit the largest Veterans Association in the country.

American Legion Auxiliary
A women’s organization dedicated to America’s veterans, youth, and communities.


National Museums/Memorials

National World War II Museum
Visit this New Orleans, Louisiana attraction featuring personal stories, historic artifact, and incredible interactive displays about World War II from Normandy to the Pacific to the Home Front.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Located in our nation's capital, this museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history and memory.

National WWII Memorial
Situated on the National Mall's central axis, the World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home. The memorial is a tribute to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people during this defining historical moment.

Veteran's Museum & Memorial Center
Visit San Diego, California to honor the memories of all the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Army Women's Museum
This Fort Lee Virginia treasure is the only museum dedicated to Army women from the Revolutionary War to the present day, through interactive exhibits and video.

Marine Corps Historical Center
Located in Triangle, Virginia, the museum preserves, exhibits, and makes readily accessible the history of the U.S. Marine Corps.


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