Museum marks 12th anniversary on the 68th anniversary of D-Day
On June 6, 2000, The National D-Day Museum opened its doors with a weekend of festivities that were attended by more than 200,000 people. Three million visitors, 100,000 plus artifacts, a Congressional designation and a name change later; The National WWII Museum turned 12 on June 6, 2012.
The occasion, which also marked the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, included performances by the Museum’s Victory Belles, cupcakes, public programming and a very special recognition of the nearly 20 WWII veterans who still dedicate their time as volunteers.
The Museum is also celebrating the next phase of an ongoing $300 million expansion, already underway: the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, scheduled to open in January of 2013.