If you explore the museum’s era galleries chronologically, the last exhibit you’ll encounter is the Infantry Theater.

Running every 15 minutes, this powerful film gives a brief glimpse into the mindset of the Infantryman, explaining why he has taken up arms in defense of his nation. Narrated by Sam Elliot with voiceovers by actual combat Veterans, the soundtrack interweaves the voices of Soldiers, drawn from interviews and newly-recorded excerpts from first-person accounts over time.

The show itself brings together all of the museum’s themes in a way that binds Infantryman, country and citizen in an emotionally moving finale.

There is no cost to see the Infantry Theater film. A countdown clock next to the door let’s you know when the next showing begins.