Expressions of America is a first-of-its-kind nighttime sound and light experience celebrating the power of individual Americans to impact the world around them during a time of monumental conflict. Available exclusively at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans starting on Veterans Day 2022, Expressions of America will immerse audiences in written words, songs, and personal reflections of the everyday men and women who served our country in every way imaginable during World War II. Generously presented by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, Expressions of America will uniquely combine the latest outdoor projection technology with wartime letters and oral histories from the Museum’s collection to allow audiences to experience the stories of the WWII generation like never before.

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Expressions of America Coming in 2022


Expressions of America will tell the stories of men and women who contributed in every way imaginable to help secure victory in World War II.

Major Birdie Daigle
Army Nurse Corps
Bronze Star Recipient

Sergeant Edward Carter
US Army
Medal of Honor Recipient

1st Lt. Shannon Estill
428th Fighter Squadron
P-38 Pilot

Bob Hope
Entertainer and Humanitarian
Honorary Veteran

Staff Sergeant James Killion Jr.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
Community Leader

Mildred Bonvillian Aupied

2nd Lt. Grant Ichikawa
US Army, Military Intelligence Service
Linguist and Interpreter

Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin
Museum Supporter

Check back in upcoming months for additional profiles of the individuals you'll be introduced to during the Expressions of America experience.