Summer is near and that means it is time for us to hit the road and share the latest news about the National Museum of the United States Army at several national conventions!
Our first stop was the AARP Ideas@50+ National Event & Expo in Miami, Fla. from May 14-16. The AARP event promotes opportunities for attendees to learn, engage, and interact with others who share the same interests and passions. “Exhibiting at the AARP National Event & Expo allows us to reach a variety of people from around the United States who share a passion for history, and a majority of the visitors also have a personal connection to the Army,” said Richard Couture, Deputy Executive Director for Donor Marketing. “It’s a great audience to reach to help us spread the word about the National Army Museum campaign.”
We also will exhibit this summer at the national conventions for the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, as well as the Army 10-Miler Expo and the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in October.
According to Schultz Seaman, all of these conventions are an excellent opportunity for us to share the campaign message and make personal connections with people who have an interest in the Army and its Soldiers. “It’s energizing to interact with Soldiers who are currently serving, and with those who served at an earlier time in their life,” Couture remarked. “Their message is always clear, ‘we must get this Museum built!’”