AWA is expanding to New Orleans in 2014 to recognize, remember, and celebrate the courage and valor shown by our armed forces in Normandy on the 70th Anniversary of DDay, June 6, 2014. With New Orleans home to our National World War II Museum, the history of the Higgins boats being built in the New Orleans Navy Yard, the recent Bicentennial of the War of 1812, and the upcoming Bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans, recognizing this amazing city and state for her contributions is long overdue.
This beautiful city has so much history and collaboration potential for Army Week NOLA. The southern hospitality and delicious food are just lagniappe! Our COO, Jen Wilson, is a native Louisianian who's grandfather grew up on Magazine St and fought valiantly across Europe and the beaches of Normandy. Army Week NOLA is a passion project from start to finish.
New York City, one of the most iconic cities in the world, is home to 8.25 million people from all over the world, 250,000 of them servicemen and women, their families and veterans from all walks of life. Throughout the centuries since the founding of this country, New York has given up its sons and daughters to fight both here and abroad. The famed "Fighting 69th" of the 69th Infantry marched from these streets to fight in the Civil War; the "Harlem Hellfighters" of the 368th Infantry sailed from these ports to fight on the Western Front during WWI; and active duty servicemen and women, NY Guard and Reservists were called to duty to assist with cleanup in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. These stories, and countless others from our brothers and sisters in the NYC communities, are why we celebrate the Army's birthday in New York City.
Hero Recognition Wall
Jen Wilson donated in Honor of:
SGM Ernest Joseph Lucien
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