Perfect thing to do this weekend
National WWII Museum Marks Memorial Day with Special Commemoration Honoring Fallen Service Members
– To commemorate the brave men and women who lost their lives ensuring our nation’s freedom, and stress to all Americans the importance of remembering these heroes, The National WWII Museum has planned a day of special events and ceremonies for Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. The events will begin at 10 a.m. with a patriotic band performance followed by a Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony will include special tributes by relatives of service members who lost their lives during World War II.
Other scheduled events for the day include a performance by the Museum’s Victory Belles at 2:15 p.m., followed by the traditional observance of a moment of silence at 3 p.m. CDT.
For those unable to attend the ceremony in person, www.mymemorialday.org, a website created by the Museum, tells the stories of service men and women who died in defense of our nation’s freedom. The site features images and artifacts from the Museum’s collection and offers readers a number of ways they can honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Museum’s new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, scheduled to open in January of 2013, will pay tribute to all of the branches of the US Armed Forces who were active in the war, including the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. The pavilion will contain a spectacular collection of macro artifacts including a restored B-17 G Flying Fortress, as well as an interactive submarine experience based on the final mission of the USS Tang, and an exhibit featuring a wall of images of all 464 WWII Medal of Honor recipients with interactive kiosks detailing the military and personal history of each