Come celebrate the “Whitney Bank Victory Ball” in honor of The National WWII Museum’s 15th birthday. The ball is in commemoration and acknowledgement of the museum’s friends and supporters who, throughout the years, have helped the museum grow and develop since 2000. Fabulous new additions to the annual ball include a chef John Folse-styled menu, an exciting post-party lounge and even a live luxury auction.

Event Co-Chairs Col. Larry and Jan Merington and Gary and Carolyn Lorio, and President and CEO Dr. Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller invite you to celebrate on Friday, June 12. From its opening in 2000 to the upcoming completion of the “Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Galleries,” the museum works hard to achieve educational outreach to students to enlighten them to the accomplishments of the WWII generation. Funds from the ball will provide scholarships for incoming high school juniors to participate in the museum’s Summer Residential Program, their Student Leadership Academy and Normandy Academy.

The Patron Party starts at 5:30 p.m., and the gala at 7 p.m.; tickets start at $500 each. The climax of the evening with be the presentation of the new “Crystal Achievement Award.”

For more information about this special event, or for more details about tickets, please call 528-1944 extension 365 or visit

Special thanks to Michelle Moore, PR Manager of The National World War II Museum