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Armed Forces Day celebrated at World War II Museum

Armed Forces Day celebrated at World War II Museum
May 16, 2008

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NEW ORLEANS — The National World War II Museum will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday with representatives from all branches of the military, a patriotic program featuring guest speaker Maj Gen Hunt Downer, the presentation of the Mayors Military Advisory Council Community Service Awards, children’s activities, musical performances and other events.

The Region Legal Service Office Southeast, Detachment New Orleans, a Navy Judge Advocate General unit, will have representatives on hand to provide legal assistance services to active duty, reserve, retired and their dependents and disabled veterans.

Admission will be free to veterans, members of the military and their immediate families. For more information, call 504-527-6012 x 234 or visit for a full schedule of events.

The National WWII Museum is located at 945 Magazine Street. For more information, call 504-527-6012, extension 234.

Armed Forces Day Schedule
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Static Displays by the VA Hospital, VA Regional Office, the U S Attorney's Office, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), the Region Legal Service Office Southeast and other military commands. Free admission for veterans, members of the military and their immediate families.
11 a.m. Program
Colors — Washington Artillery Color Guard. National Anthem — Amanda Yager. Invocation — VA Chaplain. Welcome by Dr. Mueller and Maj Gen Mize. Guest Speaker — Maj Gen Hunt Downer, Assistant Adjutant General, State of Louisiana. Presentation of MMAC Community Service Awards.
11 a.m.-3 p.m . Living History Corps
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living History Corps, are local volunteers who enrich the visitor’s Museum experience with their wealth of information and stories. Wearing the uniforms and carrying the equipment of both the Allied and Axis forces, they share their knowledge about the day-to-day lives of military men and women and the broader lessons of World War II. This event is free to the public.
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Pfeiffer University Jazz Ensemble, Misenheimer, NC
2-4 p.m. Saturday Cinema
Stage Door Canteen – 1943 – from USA
“Dakota,” a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theatre and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. Dakota meets a pretty young hostess, Eileen, and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance. Nominated for two 1944 Academy Awards.
Armed Forces Day celebrated at World War II Museum

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