UNIT TRIBUTES

UNIT TRIBUTES

For over 240 years the United States Army has been comprised of men and women who live and work as units. Together, they make each other stronger, smarter, and more complete, as the most elite military forces in the world.

Recognize your unit and its accomplishments in perpetuity at the National Museum of the United States Army. Each Unit Tribute plaque is $5,000. 

Unit Tributes will line the Path of Remembrance leading up to the Museum. The 12”x 18” plaques will honor individual Army units of any size and period of time. The plaques are engraved in polished Mesabi Black granite. Format and content of each unit’s plaque is highly customizable, and can include a color rendering of the unit’s Distinctive Unit Insignia and/or Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Our staff will work with you to create a plaque that speaks to your unit’s history. AHF has final approval on all plaque inscriptions and designs. See sample renderings below.

All Army units, past or present, qualify for this honor.

If you’d like to set up a custom fundraising page so that all the Soldiers from your unit can contribute toward your Unit’s Tribute, we’ve made it super easy to do that! Please make sure to mention your unit in the page’s description.

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Design Your Unit Tribute

Whether you're ready to put words to stone, or if you just need some inspiration, you can find help here.

Recognize your unit and its accomplishments today

We can help you design your Tribute

If you have any questions about Unit Tributes, or if you need a hand designing your Unit Tribute, contact Samantha Chavez, Associate Director of Membership and Donor Programs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What goes on a Unit Tribute plaque?

You can find some samples on the “How to Design Your Unit Tribute” page. It is also a great resource for designing your Unit Tribute plaque.

Can I see a rendering of what my Unit Tribute plaque will look like?

Yes, but there may be an additional fee. Proofs will be provided in .pdf format.

How many images are allowed on the Unit Tribute?

There is room for 2 images on the plaque. Most groups choose to put their unit’s Distinctive Unit Insignia and/or Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. 

The Institute of Heraldry is a great resource for finding images for your plaque.

How many characters can I put on the plaque?

Most Unit tribute plaques are between 200-250 characters.

Can my group set up a fundraising page or send checks?

Yes, we can assist you with setting up a fundraising web page.

If your group would like to donate by check we will collect and document the individual checks. We can provide updates along the way until you reach your fundraising goal.

When and where will my Unit Tribute plaque be installed?

Plaques are fabricated on demand and installed on a rolling basis. Plaques are installed along the entry promenade wall leading to the Museum entrance.

Can we have a reunion at the Museum?

Yes, we welcome reunion groups at the Museum. If your group is interested in a group tour, holding an event, or visiting the Museum, please follow the links below. The Foundation does not offer dedication ceremonies for Unit Tribute plaques, you are welcome to host your own at a fee in coordination with the Foundation’s events team. 

Group Tours https://armyhistory.org/group-ticketing-requests/

Events at the Museum https://armyhistory.org/special-events/