National WWII Museum, USS Arlington celebrate Veterans Day

WWII Museum, USS Arlington celebrating Veterans Day

NEW ORLEANS -- The National World War II Museum and the USS Arlington is among the events celebrating those who served with special programs for Veterans Day.

The program for Saturday is as follows:

10:00 a.m.            Hands-on History
10:30 a.m.            American Legion Band Performance
11:00 a.m.            Veterans Day Ceremony and Program, featuring Medal of Honor Recipient Jay Vargas
12:00 noon          Knit Your Bit Scarf Handout to Veterans

A Vietnam veteran, Capt. Jay R. Vargas, will also be honored at the museum Saturday. He is also a Medal of Honor recipient for his service in Vietnam. 

Admission to the National WWII Museum is free for all veterans Saturday.

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The USS Arlington, based out of Norfolk, Virginia, is also docked on the Mississippi River as part of the celebration, near the Aquarium of Americas at the foot of Canal Street.

Part of the steel recovered from the Pentagon after the September 11 attacks is displayed aboard the ship's museum, according to its Facebook page.

The ship's crew of 380 will also participate in the Veteran's Day ceremony at the World War II Museum, and help complete a renovation project at City Park during their visit to New Orleans.

Tours of the ship are available from noon until 5 p.m., and continue until Sunday evening.

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