Jeremy Bittermann

Attendees of Saturday's opening of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum donned umbrellas and ponchos for a rainy ceremony celebrating the new museum in Columbus, Ohio. While former Secretary of State Colin Powell and others spoke on the stage, the new 53,000-square-foot museum designed by Allied Works Architecture hovered nearby. "Intersecting bands of structural concrete, arranged in three concentric rings, give form to the museum and bind the building to the site, holding the exhibitions," the New York– and Portland, Ore.–based firm notes in a project description. Below are a few highlights from the ceremony that were posted to social media.

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