Philanthropic Fun: For Our Freedom

The National WWII Museum hosted Victory Ball over Veterans Day Weekend to honor those who serve.
Al and Penny Baumer, Jennifer Heebe and Dr. Mary Lupo


The National WWII Museum celebrated Victory Ball on the weekend of Veterans Day to salute the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to our freedom.

The 2018 Victory Ball reception honored featured guest, Medal of Honor Recipient Lt. Col. Charles Hagemeister, U.S. Army (Ret.). The gala featured live music, entertainment and dancing, as well as unlimited access to the Museum’s pavilions and exhibit galleries throughout the evening.

La Flowers provided tropical greenery with white florals and mini calla lilies.

The Patron Party hosted The Greg Agid Trio featuring Gabriella Cavassa. The Victory Swing Orchestra performed at the Victory Ball, which also featured a Salute to Service by the Museum’s Victory Belles. The St. Rochettes Dance Krewe gave a brief performance of Andrew Sisters’ “Rum and Coca-Cola.”

Libations included full bars throughout the museum, with the “Midway Mule” as the specialty cocktail. American Sector Restaurant and Bar provided a menu including a Wagyu beef caving station, chicken sauce piquant and vegetable jambalaya, stuffed bella mushrooms, barbecue shrimp and grits and a farm and garden cheese and charcuterie display.

More than 750 patrons attended the gala. Proceeds from the Victory Ball support public programming and ongoing preservation efforts at The National WWII Museum.

Event at a Glance

What: "Victory Ball," benefiting The National WWII Museum
When: Saturday, November 10
Where: The National WWII Museum

Partricia and Vernon Brinson
Gov. Pete and Gayle Wilson with Paulette and Frank Stewart
Bobbi Jennings, Frank Raterman and Cherry Whitley
Paul Hilliard and Ray Brandt 
Barbara and Honoree Chuck Hagemeister and Cathy Metcalf