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WWII Museum Launches Campaign of
Gratitude for Military Veterans of All
Eras; Challenges the Country to Give a
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/
-- In recognition of Veterans Day, The
National WWII Museum is asking citizens
to visit a special website -- www.myveteransday.org --
to thank the brave men and women in
uniform who protect our freedom. The
site is part of a new social media
campaign entitled "Thank You For My
Freedom," to send expressions of
gratitude to veterans of all ages and
The campaign aims to send one
million Americans to www.myveteransday.org where
they can watch a heartwarming video and
offer their thanks and best wishes to
veterans by posting a personal photo, video
or written message.
The final tally and a video compendium
of the most moving expressions of
gratitude will be revealed at the
Museum's Celebration of Heroes event
taking place November 11 on the
institution's six-acre campus in New
"We hope this grassroots effort will move
the nation to take action," said National
WWII Museum President and CEO Dr. Gordon H.
"Nick" Mueller. "Veterans paid the price for
our precious freedoms. Today, Americans can
come to our website and easily thank a
military veteran in their own unique way."
Conceived by the Museum's Director of
Interactive Services Jonah Langenbeck, the
campaign harnesses the power of social
media. People can post videos on the
Museum's YouTube channel and videos and
photos can be shared on Facebook and
"We think of it as digital ticker-tape
parade," Langenbeck says. "It's how we can
express our gratitude for all these heroes
in a 21st Century way."
Boeing is also supporting the
Museum's Veterans Day initiative as a
National Promotional Partner.
The National WWII Museum tells 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. Dedicated in 2000 as The National
D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress
as America's National WWII Museum, it
celebrates the American Spirit, teamwork,
optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men
and women who served on the battlefront and
the Home Front. For more information, call
877-813-3329 or 504-527-6012 or visitwww.nationalww2museum.org.
Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or
visit our Facebook page.
SOURCE The National World War II Museum