Thursday afternoon, the National World War Two Museum honored one of its volunteers for his years of service.
Tiger Hymel began volunteering at the museum in 2002. He was honored on Thursday with a plaque, pin, and cake after surpassing 10,000 volunteer hours.
“I enjoy it. You get to meet people from all over the world. You get to talk to them. It’s nice,” Hymel said.
Hymel is a veteran of the Vietnam War who also worked for more than two decades as a New Orleans firefighter.
To give you a better idea of the milestone, had Hymel been paid $10 an hour, his time would have been worth $100k.
Hymel plans to continue volunteering for as long as he can. He is the third person to surpass 10,000 volunteer hours with the museum.