National Museum of Patriotism
The National Museum of Patriotism's (NMOP) mission is to inspire all visitors to meet the challenges of United States citizens' future through acts of patriotism. Mr. Nick Snider, the museum’s founder and CEO said, “We honor celebrities, companies, politicians, and everyday people who show extreme patriotism for this Country[United States].”
- The Hall of Patriots recognizes both uniformed and civilian patriots. In particular, recipients of four prestigious awards are recognized. These are the Medal of Honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, The Congressional Gold Medal, and the Carnegie Medal.
- Symbols. Examine the history and meaning of the historic symbols and traditions of America. The symbols appear in the form of sculptures and are accompanied by an audio tour of the significance of each. Among the pieces featured are: Statue of Liberty; Uncle Sam; Mount Rushmore; the Flag; Great Seal of the United States; Liberty Bell; Eagle; Spirit of 1776; the Capital; Washington Monument; Lincoln Memorial.
- Beginnings. In this exhibit, the foundation of the United States is explored. The primary focus of this exhibit are the events leading up to the American Revolution, the uncertain years after independence, and the documents that helped shape the U.S. form of government.
- Immigrant Experience. This exhibit is a work in progress that highlights the contributions of immigrants to the strength and diversity of the United States. The exhibit will also soon offer visitors the chance to take the official U.S. Citizenship test and see how their knowledge of American history ranks with that of the United States' newest patriots.
- Military. The history and contributions of each branch of the military service can be viewed and experienced through interactive computer touch screens. Uniforms of each service are accurately displayed on lifelike models.
- First Responders. The history and contributions of Police, Fire Fighters, EMT/Paramedics, and Homeland Security can be viewed and experienced through interactive computer touch screens. Uniforms of each profession are accurately displayed on lifelike models.
- One America. A new, expanded tribute to the events of Sept. 11, 2001 opened on 9/11 of 2004. Pause and reflect on the memory of all who perished on that fateful day. This exhibit includes a multimedia presentation featuring the famed "One" poem by Texas professor Cheryl Sawyer, and a wall with the names of the some 3,000 people who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington.
- Olympic Experience. The Olympic Games symbolize the importance of volunteerism, as the Museum’s tribute to the 1996 Atlanta rendition illustrates.
- Sweetheart Jewelry and Collectibles. This exhibit is the genesis of the National Museum of Patriotism. Especially popular during World War II, sweetheart jewelry and pillow covers gave those dealing with the war on the home front something to honor loved ones while showing their patriotism.