Saturday, March 10, 2007
Red-Blooded American Museum
National Museum of Patriotism - a photoset on Flickr
Last week I visited the National Museum of Patriotism in Atlanta. It was a museum I often passed but had never visited. This will be a brief post about the museum which is deserving of a longer entry.
First thoughts: patriotism = enlisting in the military/supporting the military. All the armed services were represented, with high tech displays. Formed Tuskegee Airman Charles W. Dryden (USAF - Retired) explained in documentary why a black man would risk life and limb in a time of segregation. The collection of trench art from the museums founder.
A museum dedicated to the heartfelt belief that the US is the greatest country in the world, and should be celebrated as such. Fairly uncritical, but I can't argue with the basic starting point. There is no greater country then ours.
More on that later.
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U have to be up in 4 hours. Hating insomnia right now.