Until recently, military veterans lacked a single monument or museum dedicated to their experience, no matter which branch of service they served in or which war: World War II, Korean War, Vietnam or the latest operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. That changed with the official opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, on October 27, 2018. Officially designated by the Federal Government, its entire focus is to honor the sacrifices of all veterans and services whether past or present, separated or retired.