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Forum topic by Don Broussard posted 05-31-2014 03:27 AM 655 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don Broussard

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05-31-2014 03:27 AM

Nannette and I spent Memorial Day, 2014 visiting the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. When it first opened about 14 years ago, it was called the “D-Day Museum” and focused on the planning and execution of the events of June 6, 1944. Since its opening, the Museum secured additional funding and the scope of the museum was expanded to educate visitors on the global war that was WWII. I learned a few things I was not aware of during our visit, like Japan’s invasion of China in early 1941, before they attacked Pearl Harbor—never knew that. Amazing artifacts on display, including a B17A bomber. The museum is expanding to create a Pacific Campaign, an Atlantic Campaign, and add to their exhibits on the European Campaign. If you’re in the area and have a love of history, we highly recommend planning a visit to the museum.

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#1 posted 05-31-2014 03:37 AM

I went with my dad and paw paw a couple months ago. My paw paw being a marine ww2 vet (pacific, namely Iwo Jima) knew a whole lot more than I ever thought. Then again, I’ve never really asked until then. It has a lot of great stuff and is very informative and I had a great time. Being only an hour away I don’t know why I’ve never been there before.

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#2 posted 05-31-2014 04:19 AM

Will have to put that on the To Do List! Thanks, Don!

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 04:25 AM

There is a lot to be learned from history. I hope to go there someday.

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#4 posted 05-31-2014 10:13 AM

Don, while visiting States 2 yrs. ago took a trip to see USS North Carolina berthed at Wilmington.
Like yourself I was similarly impressed by the historical data.
Fascinating how ordinary people become involved in extraordinary events.
Thank you.

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