By James Poole | May 23 2013 15:17

The American flag waving over NRA headquarters for Memorial Day on NRAblog

Fairfax, Virginia - This weekend is more than just a three-day excuse for shopping, over indulgence and carousing with friends. It's about Memorial Day. The day we remember those men and women who fell in the service of our country. While we don't begrudge those who choose to include the shopping and carousing with friends, we do suggest that you spend the day remembering. Visit a Civil War battlefield, stop by memorial, or tour the National Firearms Museum.

With 15 galleries and almost 3,000 guns on display, the NRA National Firearms Museum covers the history of the United States Armed Forces like no other institution in the United States.

"Our exhibits tell the story of America through firearms. The wars we fought, the battles we won and the sacrifices made by the men and women of our nation's military. Providing a fun, educational setting for our service members to bring their friends and families is an honor that all of us here at the museum welcome." -Jim Supica, Museum Director

Located at 11250 Waples Mill Road in Fairfax, Virginia, the museum is located off exit 57 on Interstate 66. Open from 9:30am to 5:00pm, there is plenty of time to stop by before or after any Memorial Day events you have planned.

Accommodating for groups large and small, the NRA Museum is a perfect passageway for families, friends and all to learn more about one of America's essential building blocks and those who defended us all in battle.

For more on the NRA National Firearms Museum, visit their website at www.nramuseum.org.

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