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National History Day

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learned.

For the last ten years, The National World War II Museum has made it a top priority to collect, preserve and share the stories of the men who fought and won the war.

With 900 World War II veterans leaving us each day, our mission has never been more urgent.

By sharing their stories, we honor and recognize the sacrifices these heroes made on our behalf and we teach current and future generations the values of teamwork, courage and sacrifice.

Stories like that of legendary Navy pilot CDR Alex Vraciu (Ret.) and the six Japanese dive bombers he downed during the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.



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