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Memorial Day at The National WWII Museum

Join The National WWII Museum on Monday, May 25, to commemorate the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight to preserve our freedom. This Memorial Day, we'll highlight these men and women, along with artifacts, images, and stories from our collection to honor their contribution in some of the world's darkest hours.

The commemoration will start at 10:30 am with a quintet performance from the Marine Corps, and will last throughout the afternoon with various events. Visit www.mymemorialday.org for more information. Can't make it to the Museum? Watch the ceremony live.

Plan your visit to the Museum today.

Visit our calendar for information on upcoming programs and events at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans or sign up for our email list to receive regular updates.

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FEATURED EVENTS:

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Memorial Day at the Museum
Monday, May 25, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Memorial Day honors those who have given all for their country and for freedom. Join us for events that honor these brave men and women. Learn more.

 

Closing Program - "The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm America at War" by A.J. Baime
Thursday, May 28, 2015
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the closing event of our special exhibition Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy. Learn more and register.

 

Lunchbox Lecture: Seth Paridon presents "The Divine Wind at Okinawa"
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Seth Paridon will discuss the kamikaze campaign against the US Pacific Fleet off the coast of Okinawa in the final, desperate days of the Pacific War. Learn more.

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May 25, 2015
Gulf Coast Theatre on Tap presents "Hoofing for Heroes"
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
BB's Stage Door Canteen

May 25, 2015
Memorial Day at the Museum
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 27, 2015
"America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
11:45 am Buffet Seating
BB's Stage Door Canteen

May 27, 2015
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

May 29, 2015
"On the Air: A Live Radio Broadcast Musical"
6:00 pm Dinner Seating, 8:00 pm Show Only Ticket
BB's Stage Door Canteen

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In our last blog post of the Road to Tokyo countdown, we covered the Life Aboard Ship exhibit within the New Naval Warfare gallery. Let us now examine the remaining WWII stories of naval warfare in the Pacific that will be unfolded in this immersive space. Submarines Immediately following the brutal Japanese attack on Pearl […] Read More

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The National WWII Museum offers a variety of opportunities to travel in the footsteps of those who fought. This blog is part of a series devoted to an April 2015 trip which brought Museum staff and volunteers, to the scenes of the Battle of the Bulge. One of the largest and costliest battles the US Army would […] Read More

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Serving in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II presented a unique set of advantages and challenges which differed from the experiences of other service men and women. Life aboard ship was characterized by cleaner environments and the availability of better food than in the life of an infantryman. However, engaging in naval […] Read More

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FEATURED ARTIFACT:

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President William McKinley High School Yearbook

“Every day many men in the flower of their manhood die in battle.” So begins the introduction to ten pages of memorials to former students and alumni in President William McKinley High School's Class of 1944 yearbook. Yearbooks from the WWII era offer a perspective on a world in upheaval that is both rich and uniquely personal. Of special note is alumnus Shigeo ‘Joe' Takata, the first Japanese American to die fighting in World War II. Sgt. Takata, a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, was killed in action on September 29, 1943, in the Salerno to Cassino Campaign.

View the yearbook in the Museum's online collection, See You Next Year: High School Yearbooks from WWII, to find out more.


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Memorial Day at The National WWII Museum

There is no greater sacrifice that one can offer than their life. Memorial Day honors the men and women who have given all for their country and for freedom.

This Memorial Day, we highlight the artifacts, images and stories in our collection that honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in one of the world's darkest hours.

View the microsite to learn more.

 

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