Louisiana Legacy: Unbroken Valor
NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, the nation will pause to remember and honor our military heroes. Their stories come alive at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The stories of a once-forgotten group of veterans is being preserved.
News Two's John Pastorek gave us an inside look Monday on 2une In to relive stories that are a Louisiana Legacy of Unbroken Valor.
It's a mission that brings generations together at the National WWII Museum. Tom Blakley was there on D-Day. He parachuted between enemy lines. The 94-year-old member of the greatest generated shares his stories with future generations.
"This was something we had to do, regardless of the cost," he told a Junior-ROTC class at Broadmoor High School. "We had to do it."
It gave the students a new appreciation of history.
"It makes me proud because we have people who put their lives in danger of us and for our protection," Broadmoor student David Flores says.
Thousands visit the museum each years. It's named the #1 New Orleans attraction by Trip Advisor. History buffs comes from as far away as Australia and as near as Baton Rouge.
"I didn't even know they had this museum in New Orleans," Canadian Terry Weibe said. "It's a wonderful history".
It's a plac where history comes alive through war machines and memories of the greatest generation, their stories, paintings and artifacts preserved and donated by veterans and their families.
When 2une In's John Pastorek visited, Curator Kim Guise brought us to a place most visitors don't get to see.
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