I'm raising money to benefit the National World War II Museum and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause.
The National WW2 Museum recently built a hotel, and this money will name a hotel room for The Unknown Soldier . The cost is $50,000. If we raise money over and above naming the room, it will be donated to the National World War Two Museum STEM program.
World War 2 is still having effects on our lives today. The war had broad implications for America. It changed America's role in the world forever. We achieved a triple victory. We freed people around the world. Started America on the road to Civil Rights, and WW2 was the first time in American history that women worked out of the home for long periods of time. A little known fact, until December 7, 1941, most Americans didn’t want any part of a war in Europe and in 1939, our army was smaller than Romania’s.
It's important to remember the history around the war, both international and domestic. We should never forget those lessons in order to prevent history from repeating itself. The museum teaches those lessons and brings them into the history we are living today.
There wasn't an American family that wasn't affected by the war in some way, even if their ancestors weren't in the service. Around the world, over 60 million people lost their lives.
The Greatest Generation is leaving us. A young WW2 vet is in their early 90s. It will not be long before all of them are gone.
If you'd like to see more about what the museum means to people, here is a short video with actor Gary Sinise that you should watch.
More information about the National World War II Museum: The museum collects and preserves oral histories, documents, diaries, artifacts, etc. from the World War II years. Founder/author Stephen Ambrose (Eisenhower's official biographer) began an oral history project with stories from veterans of the invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944, through the Battle of the Bulge, after he founded the Eisenhower Center of American Studies at the University of New Orleans. The Museum completed its first expansion by telling the stories of the amphibious invasions of the Pacific on December 7, 2001. It is the number #1 tourist attraction in New Orleans, and one of the top 5 museums in the world according to Trip Advisor.
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