Bollinger Canopy of Peace

The Bollinger Canopy of Peace spans across The National WWII Museum’s architecturally distinctive campus—visually unifying the Museum’s pavilions and the many stories shared within, while also honoring the American spirit that brought the nation together to defeat tyranny during World War II.

Rising 148 feet above the center of the campus and standing 481 feet long and 133 feet wide, the Canopy’s bold presence reflects the significance of the Museum’s mission. During World War II, 16 million Americans served in the military with over 400,000 citizens giving their lives for the cause of democracy, freedom, and peace. The Canopy symbolizes the values that the WWII generation fought for, the sacrifices they made, and the peace, optimism, and hope they ultimately won for our country.

Made possible through a generous 2015 gift from longtime Museum Trustee Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger and his wife Joy, the iconic Bollinger Canopy of Peace takes its place as a new landmark on the New Orleans skyline. In the midday sun, the towering, bright-white Canopy serves as a beacon to visitors and locals alike; after sundown, a state-of-the-art lighting system transforms the Canopy into a stunning new nighttime icon bringing greater awareness to the Museum’s mission.

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