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New Orleans D Day Museum dedication

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Recognize this actor above?  He’s been in over 100 movies and has played the President six times.  He’s James Cromwell, just one of the many celebrities that came to New Orleans for the opening of the D Day museum theatre recently.  What a treat for me to discuss his many roles.  He was amazed at the many movies of his I had seen and could well remember.  Like The general’s Daughter, The Queen, The Green Mile, Space Cowboys, Deep Impact, L.A. Confidential”¦..I could go on and on.

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Long time U.S. Senator from North Dakota and Democratic Presidential candidate in 1972, George McGovern (above)was a special guest at the museum theatre dedication.  McGovern was quite a war hero.  Thousands of young, eager volunteers lined up to be pilots during World War II, and The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45 tells their story by focusing on one bomber, the Dakota Queen, its pilot George McGovern and its crew. McGovern, a South Dakota preacher’s son, was a 19-year-old college sophomore when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He immediately volunteered for service and less than three years later was piloting one of the big, unwieldy B-24 Liberator bombers. Completing 35 missions over Europe, McGovern went on to earn a Distinguished Flying Cross for his service.

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My son, James, joined the dedication celebration, and is pictured below with former the Louisiana Episcopal Bishop.  His name too is James Brown.  So 25 years ago, Bishop James Brown baptized James Brown. That 25 years has flown by.

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