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How to Give a Gift that Gives More This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is right around the corner. Why not give a gift that gives back?

From small gifts to large ones, every purchase supports The National WWII Museum’s mission of educating future generations on the war that changed the world. Show your support and find a unique gift for your loved ones that will truly get them excited this holiday season!



Looking for the perfect gift and a way to give? From best-selling history books and DVD to WWII collectibles, vintage toys and 1940s style apparel, our Museum Store has a variety of options for all your gift buying needs. Free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

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As a Member of The National WWII Museum, you can permanently honor your loved one’s service and sacrifice during World War II. Whether fighting on the front lines or helping here at home, honor the legacy left by those courageous men and women. Membership includes free admission to the Museum, discounts at our store and access to members-only events.

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Our courageous veterans laid the path for victory and freedom – now you can add their names to our path of honor. A commemorative brick is the perfect way to show appreciation for your family’s hero with permanent tribute on our Museum campus in New Orleans. Order your personalized brick by December 31, 2014 and your brick will be installed in the next wave of installations. Choose from our classic Road to Victory bricks or a limited-edition Campaigns of Courage brick.

Give the Gift of Honor Now


With your gift you will receive a permanent plaque on the armrest of your seat in the Solomon Victory Theater, where hundreds of thousands of visitors watch Beyond All Boundaries each year. Your donation will support the construction of our new buildings and exhibits, ensuring that we tell the complete story of the American experience in the war that changed the world.

Name a Theater Seat this Holiday Season


This is the perfect gift for a history buff. Explore our extensive collection of artifacts not on view to the general public in the vault, climb inside a Sherman Tank and have lunch with a Museum curator in our private dining rooms. This tour also includes a docent-led tour of the Museum galleries and the Kushner Restoration Pavilion where boat builders are actively restoring a WWII PT boat.

Surprise Your History Buff with a Behind The Lines Tour Now


Give the trip of a lifetime. The National WWII Museum offers unique travel experiences taking groups across the globe to where history was made more than 70 years ago. Venture to the beaches of Normandy, follow in the footsteps of the Band of Brothers across 7 countries, honor America’s Bomber Boys in England, or give your student a lesson in leadership this summer while earning college credit. Any of these tours are the perfect gift to help your history buff complete the adventures on his or her bucket list!

Learn about the Museum’s Tours that are Perfect for Your History Buff


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In Their Own Words: Eugene Sledge on V-E Day

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Gift of Joyce Smith, 2008.075.002

While much of the world reveled in the news of Allied victory over Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, troops in the Pacific felt no cause for celebration. In his autobiography, With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa, E.B. Sledge talks about reaction to the announcement.

On 8 May Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally. We were told this momentous news, but considering our own peril and misery, no one cared much. “So what” was typical of the remarks I heard around me. We were resigned only to the fact the Japanese would fight to total extinction on Okinawa, as they had elsewhere, and that Japan would have to be invaded with the same gruesome prospects. Nazi Germany might as well have been on the moon.

The main thing that impressed us about V-E Day was a terrific, thundering artillery and naval gunfire barrage that went swishing, roaring, and rumbling towards the Japanese. I thought it was in preparation for the next day’s attack. Years later I read that the barrage had been fired on enemy targets at noon for its destructive effect on them but also as a salute to V-E Day.

Purchase a copy of With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa from the Museum Store.

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Honor Your Hero

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The National WWII Museum works hard to collect, preserve and share the stories of World War II. And not just our curators and historians, we work to empower individuals to preserve and share their family’s story as well.

That’s why we created HonorYourHero.org – a brand new – a brand new, easy-to-use website to help you honor your WWII connection with a Commemorative Brick and preserve your family’s WWII story through an elegant 44-page Tribute Book. When personalized with your own photos and story, the Tribute Book becomes a powerful and inspiring photographic timeline of the war from your family’s perspective.

The new website allows you to easily add photos from Facebook, Flickr and Photobucket and features an easy-to-use “click and drag” setup to help you build your personalized Tribute Book. You can also share your Tribute Book with others via email and Facebook, allowing the whole family – regardless of distance – to build this special tribute together. When you’re done, every member of the family can purchase their own copy.


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Chef John Besh signs My Family Table

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James Beard Award-winning Chef John Besh paid a visit to the Museum Store on November 2, 2011 to autograph copies of his new cookbook, My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking.

My Family Table explores the conviction that the simple act of cooking can change our way of life, and captures the spontaneity, intimacy, and fun of home cooking. With more than 150 color photographs and 140 recipes, it offers dishes for every occasion as well as special cooking tips to help you maximize ingredients and plan meals ahead.

Chef Besh also gave a nod to his service in the US Marine Corps with this touching dedication for My Family Table

“Of course this book is for my family. And for your family, too.  It is also for the thousands of parents and children, brothers and sisters, separated from their families in defense of our nation, dining on Meals Ready to Eat so far from those they love, and so far from their own family tables.”

Chef John Besh is a New Orleans native and renowned chef of eight acclaimed restaurants, including the Museum’s own American Sector and Soda Shop.

Get your copy of My Family Table.


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