The National World War II Museum will mark Veterans Day with music, tributes to veterans, and a spoken word event in which poems and letters are set to music of the era.

Veterans are always admitted free, and events that take place in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion are open to the public.

  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Volunteers who craft warm scarves for vets in the Knit Your Bit program will present their handiwork to service members in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion.
  • 11 a.m.-noon: A ceremony will honor the nation’s veterans, in the Boeing Center of the U.S. Freedom Pavilion. New Orleans Marine & Maritime Academy Band will perform, the Joint Armed Services Color Guard will present the colors and the Victory Belles will sing the national anthem. U.S. Sen. David Vitter is scheduled to speak.
  • 1 p.m.: Orlin Corey and an accompanist will share stories, poems, letters and music of the war years in a free tribute concert.

WHERE: National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St.

INFO: (504) 527-6012 x 229