As I’ve mentioned before, summer is my favorite season. I love the hot weather, the freedom of no school and going to the beach. That is why I love Memorial Day…it kicks off the summer. As a kid, I remember going to the parade and cooking out with friends. But ultimately, it is a holiday to remember those who have died for our freedom.
Living in the Washington DC area, we have access to so many museums. I realize that many of you may not have that opportunity, so I did some research and found that many of the museums offer virtual tours. It may not be the same as in person, but I still found it really interesting. I also spent more time reading about the different displays because I didn’t feel a rush to move on because someone is waiting for me.
This is a newer museum that I have driven by often, but I have not been able to visit in person. The National Museum of the Marine Corps offers a virtual experience of their museum. I honestly think this is as good, if not more educational in some ways that visiting in person. There is so much information and links to other resources. you can get close up to the exhibits and listen to an explanation of the exhibit. I could spend hours in this virtual experience.
The Naval Aviation Museum has virtual online only exhibits and 2 apps. The Naval Aviation Museum is always adding more to their online-only exhibits so be sure to check it often. The apps are perfect if you are at the museum or if you are not. There is the Naval Aviation Museum App and the Blue Angels Mobile app. Both are available for the iPhone and Android.
The American History Museum is not just military, but they have several military exhibits in their virtual tour of the museum.
This is a museum in 2 hangers in Pearl Harbor. The Pacific Aviation virtual tour gives you a complete 360 degree tour of several of the exhibits.
How are you celebrating Memorial Day?
Photo taken by me at one of the Smithsonian American History Museum in Washington DC.
- Watch veterans virtual tour of 9/11 memorial via hangout on memorial day (google-plus.com)
- Memorial Day: An evolved observance of America’s fallen heroes (cbsnews.com)
- Using technology to support our troops on Memorial Day (coolmomtech.com)