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The National WWII Museum Voted TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® Attraction

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Awards based on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. The National WWII Museum, currently ranked #1 of 150 New Orleans attractions on the site, was named #4 museum in the United States and #11 museum worldwide — up three spots from our rankings in both categories in the 2013 poll!

Plan your visit to the Museum today.

Follow us on Twitter @wwiitoday for regular updates on 70th anniversaries in America’s WWII story featuring images, oral histories and artifacts from the Museum’s collection.

Visit our calendar for information on upcoming programs and events at the Museum or sign up for our email list to receive regular updates.

 

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FEATURED EVENTS:

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Lunchbox Lecture
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tom Gibbs presents "The 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Peleliu." Pre-order your lunch and pick it in The Soda Shop before the next lecture. Call 528-1944 x 210 for the daily soup and sandwich special and to place your order!

 

Meet the Author
Thursday, September 25, 2014
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Art of Gaman by Delphine Hirasuna
The Art of Gaman relates how the internees practiced the discipline of gaman enduring the seemingly impossible with patience and dignity by creating objects of beauty and utility out of scrap and found materials. Author Delphine Hirasuna presents. RSVP now.

 

Smithsonian Museum Day
Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
As a Smithsonian affiliate, The National WWII Museum is proud to promote local culture and education with free admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live.
Advance tickets required. Reserve your tickets today.

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September 20, 2014
Living History Corps
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

September 20, 2014
"Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and His All-Star Pacific Tour"
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

September 20, 2014
Family Workshop: Code School
10:00 am – 11:30 am

September 20, 2014
Knit-in at the Museum
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

September 21, 2014
"Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and His All-Star Pacific Tour"
11:00 am brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

September 24, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

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As we continue our journey through The Road to Berlin, we stop next at what will be an extraordinary immersive gallery space, the month-long Battle of the Bulge – the US Army’s largest battle of World War II.  Grappling with bitterly cold weather, more than 30 divisions and 600,000 men fought desperately to halt the […] Read More

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Two plants and their products make up our second-to-last dispatch on the use of plant materials in World War II. Hemp is a plant which today has something of a tarnished reputation. Because varieties of Cannabis sative are used for production of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) its cultivation has come under great scrutiny in this country over […] Read More

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The National WWII Museum strives to teach the lessons of WWII history to learners of all ages. As the new school year heats up, we’re proud to offer four specialty websites that bring WWII history to life for students ranging from elementary through high school. For High School: See You Next Year! High School Yearbooks […] Read More

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High School Yearbooks from WWII

“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 WWII. Sgt. Takata, a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, was killed in action on 29 September 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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D-Day Timeline

For over two and a half years the Allies planned and gathered their military strength to hurl into the decisive amphibious invasion of northern France and strike a mortal blow against the empire of Nazi Germany. In anticipation, Adolf Hitler stockpiled reserves across French coastlines into the Atlantic Wall defenses, determined to drive the Allied forces back into the sea. There will be no second chance for the Allies: the fate of their cause hangs upon this decisive day.

Here are pieces of the story of D-Day, told through the words and eyes of those who were there.

 

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