The new museum will show off a wide range of World War II artifacts.
Permanent displays include a Wall of Honor that pays tribute to the men and women from the region who have worn the U.S. uniform, exhibits that highlight unique military chapters in our nation's history and interactive displays that showcase the role of armor in defending the country.
Most of the museum's operational vehicles will be on public display including the Sherman tank, a Stuart light tank often deployed by the Marines during their World War II Pacific campaigns, a 155 mm howitzer, reconnaissance vehicles and anti-aircraft guns.
Other vehicles range from a classic LaSalle staff car in the markings of a Fleet Admiral to jeeps, weapons carriers and half-tracks.
In addition, tributes will be created to the American servicemen and women who have served in Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf, Afghanistan and the War on Terror.
The county selected contractor Pratt Brothers to lead the groundbreaking.