The National WWII Museum honored all of our nation’s veterans and celebrated their service through an engaging series of commemorative programs. The Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony, jointly hosted by The National WWII Museum and the Mayor's Military Advisory Committee, paid tribute to veterans past, present, and future while highlighting their incredible stories of service. Additional highlights included the Museum’s very own Victory Belles as well as a Meet the Author event featuring author Martha Bolton, Lind Hope, daughter of Bob Hope and Chair/CEO of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, and the Museum’s Kim Guise.
The Museum also announced a groundbreaking future addition to its campus: Expressions of America, a first-of-its-kind nighttime sound and light experience celebrating the power of individual Americans to impact the world around them during a time of monumental conflict that will open Veterans Day 2022. Generously presented by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, Expressions of America will uniquely combine the latest outdoor projection technology with wartime letters and oral histories from the Museum’s collection to allow audiences to experience the stories of the WWII generation like never before.
The Museum’s 2021 Veterans Day programming was sponsored by AARP Louisiana and Navy Federal Credit Union.