I started working at the HEARTS Museum shortly after it got its start. I've seen hundreds of people walk through the doors ranging in age from a few months to early 90s. People come from all over the world even from as far away as Germany. Each and every person I've talked to has been impressed by what we've been able to accomplish. Many people have been reunited at the museum or through the museum. I've seen many people finally begin to heal after decades of heartache and torment.
I am a volunteer for the museum and a United State Navy veteran. The museum is a great place to to talk with other who like a veteran. For the young who do not know what to do after High School it is a great place to get answers about all branches of the military. If you know nothing of the military and the war that people have die to give us Freedom, you after going through this museum. To see the faces of the school children as they about the military, well you would just have to have that experience, because I cannot put it in words. To see where this museum came from and where it is today, is quit a remarkable journey. I say in closing, if you are in Huntsville Texas come to the Veteran's museum to be educated and amazed.
I am a Veteran, US Army and US Army Reserve, and was very impressed the first time I visited HEARTS Veterans Museum of Texas about 8 ago. I now volunteer as often as my work schedule allows. As a Veteran, this Museum makes my heart swell with pride and feel that my service for my country is appreciated. The museum has grown and doubled and tripled and now resides in a beautiful, new 12,000 sq ft building. This Veterans Museum is an educational museum dedicated to teaching children and adults the roll our Veterans have played to keep this great country a free nation. Freedom is not Free! Someone must pay the price. The H.E.A.R.T.S. (Helping Every American Remember Through Serving) Veterans Museum of Texas does not purchase its artifacts. They have all been donated by the Veterans or their families, etc. They display them with the Veterans information and personal stories whenever possible. The front desk is occupied by Veteran volunteers and the tours are conducted by Veterans. There is never a charge for a Veteran to visit and they are encouraged to visit as often as possible and sit and talk with the volunteers working that day. I am so proud to be a part of this great Museum. Keith D. Persoon