Like most museums, this marvelous place is filled with a myriad of artifacts (including a B-17 under restoration), photos and other items that are associated with the relatively short period of time when tens of thousands of young American men and women significantly contributed to saving the world during WW II and afterwards. We owe our freedom to them. Imagine the alternative. When you tour this place, think about those people, people just like you, who served willingly or not, and who gave their lives for us. That's what this place is all about... and if you're lucky, you might hear the stories directly from someone who served or who is related to someone who did. It's quite moving, to say the least. Now, more than 65 years after the end of WW II and many years since the other major world events in with the Mighty Eighth participated, the people are dying off and the memories are fading. "What does it matter anymore?" kids say. "Who were we fighting back then, anyway? I forget." If you're a parent or a teacher, don't let this happen. Get your kids, young or old, over to this museum and get them to appreciate first hand how grateful they should be to those who served in the Mighty Eighth (as well as to all veterans). This is a great place when you concentrate on what they did. Keep those memories alive!