We were driving on our way to white Sands National Monument, from El Paso when we stopped by the White Sands Missile Range Museum. It is easy for us to get in, because my daughter has a military ID. At the gate, if you don’t have a military ID they will inspect your vehicle and perform background checks for everyone getting in to visit the museum. The museum is free with free parking too. This is an active military installation and you must follow all directions given to at the gate.
If you are into rocketry, then this is a must see. The display outside is impressive. Displays are models of all the missiles tested.
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Here in the White Sands Missile Range, they annually commemorate Bataan Memorial Death March.
The story of the Bataan Death March began April 9, 1942, when around 75,000 Filipino and U.S. Soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces. U.S. service members were from the Army, Army Air Corp, Navy and Marines. Among those seized were members of the 200th Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard. The prisoners were forced to march approximately 100 kilometers north to Nueva Ecija to Camp O’Donnell, a prison camp, in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles.