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GRAND OPENING OF THE MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR

Crwod and Dias at Grand Opening

Last Monday in cold weather conditions over 5000 visitors came to see President George and Barbara Bush officially open the remodeled and expanded National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.   Many veterans of WWII were among the visitors. 

The George H.w. Bush gallery is 33,000 square feet of exhibit space, blending interactive technology with artifacts and archived media from World War II.

At Monday’s ceremony General Michael Hagee, a Fredericksburg native,

Crowd of over 5000 included many WWII veterans

and current president and CEO of the Foundation served as Master of Ceremonies.  John Kerr, chairman of the foundation’s board, Governor Rick Perry, U.S. Congressman Michael Conaway were on the dias.  General James T. Conway, 34th commandant of the United States Marine Corps was the keynote speaker.

Performing at Monday’s grand opening was the U.s. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps as well as the cast of Fredericksburg’s Rockbox Theater.

President George and Barbara Bush

Also during the weekend there was a dedication ceremony honoring U.S. Submarine Services in World War II and a Pearl Harbor Survivors memorial.

Saluting Pearl Harbor Survivors

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December 18, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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