New Orleans’s National WWII Museum Is a Tutorial on Gratitude

Exterior of the museum. (Courtesy of the National WWII Museum)
The museum shows and teaches much about courage, sacrifice, and American ingenuity, but it also covers equivocation, bluster, and naïveté.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he National WWII Museum in New Orleans tells the story of the American experience in the war that made our world today but, strange to say, isn’t much dissected or weighed in history classes, at least as young people learn history. The Second World War is the stuff of buffs, lovers of military history, students of the Holocaust, and geezers — or, now, the children of geezers, and we ourselves are the geezers. The museum is New Orleans’s biggest cultural attraction, it says, though that’s in measurable numbers. Mardi Gras and jazz define the city’s cultural draw and impact, but

(Courtesy of the National WWII Museum)

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