National/International

Sharing U.S. Veterans' Stories: Honoring, Inspiring, Connecting and Educating

The only museum in America to honor ALL our Veterans, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum gives a voice to every man and woman who answered the call of service for our country – all military branches, during war and in peace. The Museum tells the individual stories and shared experiences of Veterans throughout history in their own voices and pays tribute to servicemen and women and their families' sacrifices. Their legacies come to life in a dynamic experience with photos, letters and personal effects, multi-media presentations, and interactive exhibits.

He Thought Primary School Would Be the End of His Education - it Wasn't

"The finger of the Lord pointed at me to be the first graduate in our family and no one bent it."

Lefani Brino was the first person in his family to attend secondary school, let alone university. As he walked across the stage to receive his diploma at his university graduation, his heart swelled with pride.

Like many children in the impoverish country of Malawi, he once had no hope that his education would go beyond primary school. Now here he was, graduating with a degree in Business Management with distinction.

La Flaca Farm Story

Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton is no stranger to resilience. She immigrated to the U.S. from Monterrey, Mexico, in 2012 to attend the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. While earning her degree, Rodriguez Boughton de-stressed by cooking traditional Mexican meals, but she struggled to find the right ingredients. She began growing the herbs, spices, and chiles that were missing from her marketplace. She wondered, if she’d been missing these flavors, maybe other people were too. As it turns out, they were.