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John Goodman Helps Honor Veterans At World War II Museum

“This is what Abe Lincoln said,” came from the booming voice of actor John Goodman at the National World War II Museum Monday night.

Goodman recited a reading of Lincoln with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra accompanying him.

His performance was just part of a day full of Veterans Day events at the museum.

Also on Monday, the museum opened a new exhibit that recreates the experience of troops leaving for service on an old Pullman rail car.

Earlier in the day in the CBD, the Louisiana Veterans Foundation hosted its annual Vets Fest parade.

In Gretna, the VFW Post 9121  also marked the day Monday evening with a ceremony.

“It’s a good thing to wake up in America,” one veteran said.  “We’ve been out there doing ceremonies all day.”

“I’m closer to these people than I am to my own family,” said Dot Gelpi who served with other women during World War II.

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