NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The National WWII Museum will host a Memorial Day Commemoration on Monday, May 29, at 11:00 a.m. in remembrance of military personnel who lost their lives in service to their country. The commemoration will feature speakers Gold Star daughter Dolores Milhous and Medal of Honor Recipient Lieutenant Michael E. Thornton, USN (Ret.) as well as performances by the Victory Belles and the American Legion Post 377 band.
Milhous’ father, James Robinson Jr., a US Army officer in World War II, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 after leading his company in retaking a German town despite being fatally wounded. Thornton was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1973 for saving the life of his senior officer during the Vietnam War.
Current servicemembers and their families can enjoy free admission to the Museum thanks to the Blue Star Museums program, which kicked off on Armed Forces Day and continues through Labor Day.
WHEN: Monday, May 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: The National WWII Museum
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130