BREATHTAKING. PERSONAL. RAW.
The Twenty-Year War: Our Next Greatest Generation shares the diverse experiences of Veterans who served during the Global War on Terror.
March 13th - October 2nd, 2022
The National Veteran Memorial and Museum is proud to present the highly anticipated exhibition, The Twenty-Year War, by artist Beau Simmons and authors and U.S. Army Ranger Veterans, Dan Blakeley and Tom Amenta. Featuring portraits and powerful, personal stories from an unprecedented era in our country’s history, The Twenty-Year War will come to life through the voices of Veterans beyond their captivating portraits through video, podcasts and engaging activities throughout the run of the show.
This exhibition is derived from “The Twenty-Year War,” a book that was officially launched at the museum during the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. Museum staff created this powerful, new exhibition in collaboration with the book producer/photographer, Beau Simmons, and authors, Dan Blakeley and Tom Amenta, both former U.S. Army Rangers.
Twenty large-scale color and black-and-white photographs and an introductory video will be accompanied by “The Twenty-Year War” book, released in 2021 during the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. In-person, hybrid, and virtual programming will extend this exhibition with initiatives for physical and mental wellness, transitioning from service and leadership. Over the next five years this exhibition will travel around the United States to various museums/galleries to continue the story of these veterans.
Check out the gallery below to see more photos from this exhibition.