NEW ORLEANS (October 17, 2012) — Jeep was the ubiquitous utility vehicle of the Second World War which gave rise to an entirely new class of consumer vehicles after 1945. The Jeep was used in every theater of the war and by each of the Allied countries.
Today, The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has partnered with Bergeron Automotive and Operation Homefront Louisiana in a three-month promotion to benefit Louisiana’s current service members, wounded warriors and their families who reside in the state.
Now through December 17, 2012 The National WWII Museum will donate two general admission tickets to everyone test-driving a Bergeron Jeep vehicle. Each weekend Bergeron Automotive will underwrite dinner and the signature musical show at the Stage Door Canteen for twenty service members through Operation Homefront Louisiana. Service members can register online for these entertainment packages at http://www.operationhomefront.net/louisiana/highlights.aspx?id=18619&th=0.
The public is invited to view a 2013 Jeep Wrangler at the Museum on November 17 and see the Museum’s Living History Corps. A presentation will be held in December to present a donation from Bergeron.
About Bergeron AutomotiveBergeron Automotive is a family of dealerships that have been a New Orleans fixture since Denis Bergeron Jr. opened its first dealership, Bergeron Chrysler Plymouth in 1966. As a local family-owned business, Bergeron Automotive represents the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar, SRT, Volvo, and Polestar Performance brands, and is recognized as a prominent supporter of community events, charitable organizations, and environmental causes. Learn more about Bergeron Automotive at www.BergeronAutos.com.
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. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who served on the battlefront and the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-527-6012 or visit www.nationalww2museum.org. Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or visit our Facebook fan page.