Bev’s Note

We are so proud to feature The National WWII Museum on our cover this month, and what a celebration they’re having! Thanks to CEO Gordon “Nick” Mueller Ph.D. and current President Stephen Watson for being on our cover – socially distancing, of course. On June 6 they’re celebrating the museum’s 20th birthday and commemoration of the 76th anniversary of D-Day with a full schedule of digital programming and a live conversation about its founding, growth, history and more. There will be a rebroadcast of the museum’s H-Hour ceremony and the Dr. Hal Baumgarten D-Day Commemoration ceremony. At 1 p.m. on June 6, there will be a conversation with Boysie Bollinger, one of the museum’s biggest champions, with Mueller and Watson, reminiscing about the museum’s grand opening and how it has become one of the premier cultural and educational institutions in the world. You don’t want to miss this! For a full schedule of events, please visit

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Bev's Note

Beverly Reese Church

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Photo Courtesy of The National WWII Museum

Gordon “Nick” Mueller Ph.D. and Stephen Ambrose Ph.D. (center) are surrounded by luminaries, politicians and famous faces as they cut the ribbon to open The National D-Day Museum on June 6, 2000, which became The National WWII Museum in 2004.

The museum is celebrating both its 20th birthday and the 76th anniversary of D-Day with a packed digital schedule. 

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