The U.S. Military Museum on Park Avenue in Danbury has officially closed. Most of the military collection will be donated to The Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, New York. Official say that after decades in Danbury, this was the best case scenario for the collection. The Long Island facility will receive tanks, armor vehicles, photos, uniforms, military equipment, and various exhibits to be housed indoors. Over 10,000 artifacts are being donated. U.S. Military Museum Secretary Al Barto said the Danbury museum has been about paying tribute to the American G.I., and defense of freedom. He called the closure a difficult decision, but one made with considerable care.