The last president to visit a military museum, Richard Nixon was in town for the National Defense Museum in Washington DC on Tuesday for an annual event celebrating the history of the United States military.
His visit was notable for a new exhibit, “The Art of War,” which details the lives of the men and women who have served under him.
The exhibit includes an interactive timeline detailing every service member who has been killed, wounded, or captured during the Vietnam War.
Nixon was also joined by Gen. Thomas Moore, commander of the Marine Corps, who is expected to give a speech in the exhibit on Wednesday.
Moore is a Marine who was the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam during the 1960s and 70s.
His service was also featured in the upcoming documentary, “War: The History of War in the Twenty-First Century,” which is being produced by the U.K.-based BBC and will premiere on Wednesday night.
Moore was in attendance to receive the 2017 Marine Corps Medal of Honor, a military award that has been awarded to the highest ranking officers of the military.
Nixon will receive the Medal of Valor, the highest civilian award.
The Medal of Victory is awarded for acts of heroism and valor, including the “sacrifice of life” in combat, according to the military’s website.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley will present the Medal on Wednesday, according the Pentagon.