Saturday, April 5, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - WWII MUSEUM

The WWII Museum uses its collection of artifacts, archives and oral histories to take history beyond the pages of textbooks.
A most impressive part of the museum, were the "volunteers" who are actual
WWII Vets; all sharing their personal stories.
The number of WWII Vets is shrinking quickly.
Those left are in their late 80s and 90s.
We arrived when the doors were opened and 
we were the last ones to leave at the end of the day. 
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There is a restaurant, but we attended the Stage Door Canteen for lunch (by Chef John Besh) and enjoyed a show with The Victory Belles , Spirit of America. 
 The girls sang The Andrews Sisters, folk, bluegrass and other patriotic classics.
 
This museum celebrates the American spirit - the teamwork and courage of the men and women who won World War II.
There are 7,200 oral histories collected and over 100,000 artifacts supporting major exhibits and research. Over 400,000 of our country men gave their lives to achieve this victory. 
Be sure to visit -
 

8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

bless those volunteers! may we never forget their sacrifice!

eileeninmd said...

I agree with Tex, God Bless our Veterans and our current servicemen..They are all so brave.. Thanks for sharing your visit to the museum.. Have a happy Sunday and week ahead!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We would love to go to that museum. How neat! Enjoy your weekend my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh my husband would just love to go there!

Ruth Kelly said...

It is nice to know that there are other things to see in New Orleans besides the party life.

Mereknits said...

I am getting all caught up on your fabulous trip, amazing things you have seen.
Hugs,
Meredith

Lisa said...

How awesome to have volunteers who can tell personal stories of events! Bless them all!

Gail Dixon said...

We have heard so many good things about this museum. I guess we're going to have to make time for it when we go to NO next month. Thank you for the photos and review!

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