From the bloggers at We’re the Russos.
Nestled in the middle of New Orleans, the National WWII Museum is an incredible monument to our bloodiest war. Through a number of exhibits and experiences, the National WWII Museum takes you through the individual lives of those who fought and died for our country and immerses you in the rich history of the theaters and campaigns we fought in. We’ve visited many museums across the country and this is one of the most personal and educational experiences we’ve been able to take part in.
So why is the National WWII Museum in the heart of New Orleans? Well, it has to do with the Higgins boat. The country needed the ability to conduct amphibious landings and Andrew Higgins stepped up to the plate with his Higgins Boat, designed and built in New Orleans. This boat was such a critical vehicle for our military that General Eisenhower said “He [Higgins] won the war for us.” Hence the museum resides in New Orleans as a result of the incredible contribution that the city made to winning the war.
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