The St. Louis-based Soldiers Memorial Military Museum reopens with a grand ceremony after a two-year, $30 million renovation project. The first 5,000 visitors walked away with commemorative pins from the facility, originally designed to recognize the contributions of World War I veterans. 

Photo credit: Highsmith, C. M., photographer. (2009) Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, St. Louis, Missouri. Saint Louis United States Missouri, 2009. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,