Military members who gave ultimate sacrifice remembered at WWII Museum

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Posted on May 27, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Updated Monday, May 27 at 10:22 PM

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NEW ORLEANS - The World War II Museum planned lots of Memorial Day activities to honor those who died in active military service.

The public, museum staff and representatives from all branches of the military will come together in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion on Andrew Higgins Drive for a full day of activities.

The Marine Corps Band kicks things off with a performance at 10 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., there is a ceremony with several speakers.

At 1 p.m., children of WWII prisoners of war will be the highlight of a panel discussion.

Organizers made sure there was entertainment in the mix.

The Victory Belles are set to perform at 2:30 p.m. 

Also, a local high school student will read a eulogy she wrote in honor of a fallen soldier.

The museum will present a special collection of images and stories from several of the 400,000 Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in WWII.

The exhibit is on display through June 16.

The museum also recently opened "Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience." All but nine of the crew members perished when the sub was sunk while engaging in combat with a Japanese convoy in 1944.

At 3 p.m., there will be a moment of silence for those killed in action.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

 

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