Memorial Day Weekend is almost here. It's a day set aside to honor our veterans past, present, and future and a time for reflection for all those Americans who paid the price to preserve our freedom. Times change, but in my personal opinion, we still live in the greatest country on Earth. I wanted to take this time to tell everyone who might be  taking vacations this summer to check out The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La.This museum offers a powerful tribute to those who served, whether in battle or on the home front. And now there is an exciting expansion underway at the museum the US Freedom Pavillion - The Boeing Center is expected to open this fall. The center will feature restored WWII aircraft as well as a comprehensive interactive overview of the roles of the six branches of the military.

If you would like more information log on to or call (504) 528-1944

Take a look at this fascinating YouTube video of some of what's taking place at the museum.

(Source:James H. Thurman)