It’s the rare American who has not had a relative among the 30 million men and women who have served in the U.S. Army since 1775.

Design of a theater at the U.S Army Museum, due to open in 2015. (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)

The design of the theater appears to put the visitor right in the middle of the action.

The material in the 175,000-square-foot space will cover 10 wars and 200 campaigns organized around the themes of “service and sacrifice.”

Almost every memorial museum now has a wall of tributes and names. The Army Museum will not be an exception.

A design for the "Army Wall" at the National Museum of the U.S. Army. (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)