A stone's throw from Palm Springs, the Patton Museum is a must. Both a tribute to a military genius and a "well done" to all veterans. The desert training center is memorialized with hundreds of artifacts, nicely displayed and annotated. Focus is on WWII but clearly honoring all veterans; credit to the Chiriaco family (Chiriaco Summit) and hundreds of patriotic donors. There is a Viet Nam wall and soon to be (11/11/2013) a Korean wall, honoring the respective veterans. Tanks and other displays fill the area with artifacts your kids have never seen... great lesson for them. Show the children a "C" ration can opener and see if they know what is it...in fact, buy one for them (a few coins) and they will be the first on the block to have one! You will not be disappointed with a visit.
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