National WWII Museum

'Roll call of the Greatest Generation'

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is trying to muster as many veterans and homefront workers as possible for a special weekend of events and ceremonies June 5-6. The Second Annual "A Gathering of the Greatest Generation" is presented by Chevron.

"As this is an occasion to commemorate their service, I would particularly like to invite all World War II veterans and home-front workers from every state, along with your families, to attend and participate in the ‘Roll Call of the Greatest Generation,'" Museum President and CEO Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller wrote in a letter of invitation to The American Legion. "The Roll Call is the highlight of the weekend and one of the ways we have found to express our thanks and price in the courage, determination and extraordinary drive toward freedom they exhibited on behalf of our country."

Last year, more than 300 World War II veterans from 30 different states participated in the first Roll Call event. As names are called from those who participated from each state, the museum's replica Normandy Liberty Bell is tolled. All registered World War II veterans and the families of deceased World War II veterans will receive commemorative certificates. They will also be asked to participate in the museum's oral-history project in order to tell their stories to future generations. Pre-registered attendees will also be able to attend the museum's exhibits free of charge.

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