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Attendance Spikes at Florida’s Navy SEAL Museum Following Death of bin Laden

Officials at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida say attendance has tripled since the death of Osama bin Laden on May 2.

 

Museum staff say many are driven by the desire to learn more about the terrorists’ death, something the museum can’t provide, at least not yet. Many others are showing up with letters of gratitude, eager to learn more about the elite branch of the US military.

 

The jump in attendance is welcome news for the museum which hopes to open a new wing very soon.

 

Due to open with temporary exhibits by Veteran’s Day, the wing will focus on SEAL operations in a post-9/11 world.  Staff are hoping to raise over $1.5 million to install permanent exhibits in the new wing by next year.

 

Source: Washington Post

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