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New Orleans National WWII Museum names eight new trustees

Curtis Macken

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — Eight new members have been appointed to the board of trustees of the National WWII Museum. The new members will serve a three-year term.

The new members of the board are:

- R. Ryan Adkerson.

- Justin T. Augustine III.

- Jessica Brandt.

- Arnold W. Donald.

- Ltg. (Retired) Charles W. Hooper.

- Pete November.

- Stephen G. Oswald.

- Caren Rubin.

The board's primary purpose is to further the museum's mission, which is "to tell the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn".

The board is also currently leading the effort to finish the $400 million Road to Victory Capital Campaign and campus expansion. It supports the development and continued success of the research, education and digital access initiatives of the museum.

The National WWII Museum opened in 2000 and was initially named the National D-Day Museum. Then in 2004, it was renamed America's World War II Museum. Since its opening, the museum's campus now has six pavilions, interactive exhibits, educational programs, and visited by over eight million people.

The museum has provided distance learning programs for over 500,000 students, trained more than 4,000 teachers in and outside the country, and provided online historical content through various content platforms. Its latest projects include building the Bollinger Canopy of Peace and the capstone exhibit hall Liberation Pavilion.

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