In a letter sent out today from the President of the National World War II Museum, Dr. Gordon Mueller, the World War II Museum announced the start of a campaign to raise funds for World War II Vets to travel to the museum for its 10th Anniversary.
The full text of the letter follows:
On June 5th as part of The National World War II Museum’s 10th anniversary celebration, we will host World War II veterans and their families from across America as part of our second annual A Gathering of the Greatest Generation.
With 900 veterans leaving us each day, we cherish these public gatherings that enable us to pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed so much to preserve our freedom.
June 5th will also mark another important milestone in the Museum’s history, as I will proudly announce that, from that day forward, admission to the Museum will become free for all WWII veterans.
Since the Museum opened, we have always provided discounts for seniors and the military, but we believe the time has come to go one step further for our WWII veterans - and we need your help.
As a friend and supporter of The National World War II Museum, you recognize and appreciate the incredible sacrifices made by these courageous Americans on our behalf. That’s why I’m asking you to join me in sponsoring a WWII veteran through our “$10 for Them” campaign
The Museum receives no government funding for our ongoing operating expenses, therefore we depend heavily on admission revenue to pay the bills. With every $10 you donate
, you will help us underwrite the cost of admission for one WWII veteran.
These heroes deserve to experience the Museum that honors them at no cost, but we need your help to make this happen
. If you support this change and agree that WWII veterans should never have to pay to experience their Museum
, join our “$10 for Them” campaign
Thank you for your support of these courageous Americans.
Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller
President and CEO