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February 22 to 26, 2016
NATIONAL WW II MUSEUM
ABOUT THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
Renowned historian, author and educator, Dr. Stephen Ambrose founded The National
World War II Museum Foundation in New Orleans in 1991. The Museum, which opened
on June 6, 2000, is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the
amphibious invasions or "D-Days" of World War II, honoring the more than one million
Americans who took part in this global conflict.
The National World War II Museum opened its doors on the 56th anniversary of the
Normandy invasion that liberated Europe. It is located in New Orleans, Louisiana
because it was here that Andrew Higgins built the landing craft used in the amphibious
invasions; the landing craft which President Eisenhower believed won the war for the
Allies. The Museum stands as our country's tribute to the men and women who made
the invasions in Europe, Africa and the Pacific theaters successful. It presents their
stories to an international audience, preserves material for research and scholarship,
and inspires future generations to apply the lessons learned from the most complex
military operation ever staged.
This link www.nationalww2museum.org/victory-theater/ takes you to where you can
watch a Tom Hanks video on Beyond the Boundaries.