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Far From Home: Reflections of World War II
From: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Marking the 75th anniversary of World War II, the National Museum of the United States Navy presents Far From Home: Reflections of World War II. This exhibit pairs 25 vivid paintings by acclaimed maritime artist Tom Freeman with first-hand accounts of wartime experiences to honor the memory of those who served their country. Hearing their nations call, men and women put aside their civilian careers to swell the ranks of the Navy. Their naval service took them far from home exposing them to new places and unforgettable dangers. This exhibitshares their extraordinary words depicting their wartime experiences.
As an extension to this commemorative exhibit, the museum seeks to archive written perspectives. Utilizing the Letters to the Museum distance learning program, museum educators will collect personal stories from World War II veterans to give insight on their involvement in the war effort. Relatives and friends are also encouraged to share stories as communicated to them from veterans that served in the war. These personal accounts should be mailed to the National Museum of the United States Navy, c/o: Letters to the Museum at 805 Kidder Breese Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20374-5060. Anything sent to the Museum may be used as part of its future educational programming.