FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WHAT: Opening December 13, 2014 with Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters is a groundbreaking new way to experience the story of World War II: How it was fought. How it was won. And how each pivotal moment shaped the war that changed the world.
From faltering first battles in North Africa to the bloody struggle at Germany's doorstep, the immersive galleries in Road to Berlin recreate actual battle settings and villages-complete with crumbling walls, bomb-torn rooftops, icy pathways, and a chillingly realistic soundscape. The result is a richly layered, multimedia journey that recreates the citizen soldier's experience with striking immediacy and impact: Visitors walking in the shadow of Normandy's brutally dense hedgerows can imagine the challenges that followed D-Day; attending a mission briefing with the Bomber Boys brings visitors inside America's all-important Air War strategy; seeing personal artifacts-cigarette boxes, photographs-scattered over real Normandy sand offers a touching perspective on the human cost of the war.
Expansive in its scope, exhaustive in its detail, and captivating in its innovative design, Campaigns of Courage invites exploration and connection like never before, bringing the lessons of history to life for today's generations-and generations to come.
WHEN: Dedication Ceremony (invitation-only event)
Friday, December 12, 2014
9 am - noon
Campaigns of Courage opens to the public at 9 am on December 13, 2014.
WHERE: The dedication will be held in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center.
WHO: The Honorable David Vitter, US Senator
The Honorable Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana
The Honorable Jay Dardenne, Lieutentant Governor of Louisiana
The Honorable Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, Museum President & CEO
Veterans featured in Road to Berlin and their families
National History Day students from across the country
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