VETERANS MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER, INC. MISSION
To educate the public about the importance of our men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.
•Pay tribute to the dedication,service,and sacrifice exhibited by our veterans
•Educate future generations in understanding the cost of freedom
•Encourage and foster pride and patriotism in our country
The Veterans Museum and Education Center was founded in March 2013 by John Brinkley of Ormond Beach Florida, who established the museum as a 501(c)3 not for profit tax exempt charitable and educational organization. It was originally located in the Ormond Beach City Hall Building with about 400 square feet of exhibit space. The museum moved in January 2016 to a facility on the second floor of the Tic Toc building at 166 South Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach, Florida. This allowed the museum to have an expanded space of 1,800 square feet. The space was made available to the museum by Dr. Wahba W.Wahba, a well known physician in the area. In 2018 we have increased the size of the museum to over 4000 square Feet.
The museum is governed by our Board of Directors. There are five directors consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Director at Large. It has no paid officers and operates with an all volunteer staff. There is an advisory board made up retired military officers, enlisted persons and professional citizens. Membership fees are required, and this along with sponsorships and donations allow the museum to continue to remember and honor our veterans.
While the mission of the Veterans Museum and Education Center is to honor those who have served their country, one of the goals of the museum is to insure that our youth understand the dedication and sacrifice that our veterans demonstrated and endured.
We are prepared to coordinate with local school systems to provide visits of history classes to the museum and provide speakers from the museum organization to the classroom in order for the students to hear experiences of the veterans.