The National WWII Museum in New Orleans Hosts Veterans Day Celebrations to Honor Veterans and Service Members
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans celebrated Veterans Day this weekend with its annual Victory Ball and Veterans Day commemorative morning ceremony.
- On Friday, the Museum hosted guests for the Victory Ball, a 1940s themed event held to honor and celebrate those who have dedicated and continue to dedicate their lives to our freedom. The night included a reception with cocktails and culinary creations by The American Sector Restaurant and Bar, live music by the Victory Belles and The Victory Swing Orchestra, entertainment and dancing, as well as unlimited access to the Museum’s amazing pavilions and exhibit galleries throughout the evening. Event proceeds went toward supporting the ongoing preservation efforts and public programming at The National WWII Museum.
- On Sunday, the Museum hosted veterans and community members for a Veterans Day celebration, which included a hands-on history discussion, an American Legion band performance, a commemoration ceremony with Brigadier General Bradley S. James (Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, US Marine Forces Reserve) and the opportunity to knit scarves for veterans and service organizations across the country with Knit Your Bit.
Who: Members of the community, veterans, servicemembers, Museum members and patrons
When: November 9, 2018 and November 11, 2018
Where: The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Why: The annual social event brings together members of the community along with veterans, servicemembers, and their families in a special way to honor and celebrate those who have dedicated and continue to dedicate their lives to our freedom.