National WWII Museum Forced to Move 20th Anniversary Online
By now, I am sure that you are used to hearing about things getting postponed, rescheduled, and out right cancelled - me, too. I feel like everyday for the last few months (honestly seems like years) we've seen report after report of what the Coronavirus pandemic crisis has shut down.
That being said, hearing that the National World War II Museum in New Orleans would have to drastically alter plans for their big anniversary celebration hit me in the gut. This Saturday is the 76th anniversary of D-Day, and it's no coincidence that it also marks 20 years of bringing the history of the largest conflict to ever occur on this planet to life for the incredible institution. The museum started life in the year 2000 as the National D-Day museum.
The original plan was to celebrate D-Day and the museum on the same day in one massive, coordinated event. Organizers expected thousands to attend this amazing affair. Now, officials are doing everything in their power to keep the crowds away.
If you were hoping to make your way there in order to pay your respects and witness artifacts and displays that convey the experience of this fantastic and horrible war - I hope you have already made arrangements. Even though the museum has been technically open since Memorial Day - they are only selling a limited number of tickets for this weekend, and have moved most of the days planned activities online for everyone to experience safely.
According to U.S.News and World Report, visitors to the institution's online home can experience the D-Day commemoration ceremony, exhibits, and more from the safety of their own home.