2024 Armed Forces Day Commemoration
Virtual | US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Join The National WWII Museum on May 18 to celebrate Armed Forces Day and recognize servicemembers, both past and present, in all six branches of the US military: the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force.

During the ceremony, the Mayor’s Military Advisory Committee will recognize and honor the 2024 awardees of the MMAC Community Service Award. This award honors servicemembers who have gone above and beyond to selflessly serve the communities they live and work in.

The 2024 Armed Forces Day Commemoration will feature:

  • USMC Major General David Mize (Ret.)
  • New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell
  • Performance by the Victory Belles
  • USMC Color Guard and Band

After the ceremony, veterans, current military personnel, and their families are invited to enjoy a cookout-style lunch and family-friendly activities on the Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground to kick off this year’s Blue Star Museums program. Click here to learn more.

The Armed Forces Day Commemoration is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. If you cannot make it to the Museum for this event, watch live through Vimeo.

For more information, contact Jessica Saddler, Veteran & Military Engagement Specialist, at jessica.saddler@nationalww2musuem.org.

Free Admission Available for Veterans and Current Servicemembers on Armed Forces Day

  • All veterans are admitted free to the Museum's galleries; ticket purchase is required for add-on experiences. Does not include family members.
  • Current military personnel and their families are admitted free to the Museum through the Blue Star Museums program; Beyond All Boundaries and the Freedom Theater experience are included.

Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Military Static Displays from Local Military Installations
Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Armed Forces Day Commemoration
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Livestreamed on Vimeo

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Blue Star Families Kickoff Cookout
Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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