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11-12-12 3:10pm WWII Museum's Clem Goldberger

Nov 12, 2012|

Spud talks with WWII Museum Marketing Director Clem Goldberger about the facility's Veterans Day festivities and how you can leave a message or a tribute to the special veteran in your life.

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Hey you may have been. On Monday the day. Today after a big thing. Go to dirty bird off the old veteran. Yeah on Saturday had a fabulous parade. I importantly -- Rehearsal but it was and the CAC my son. Is a volunteer at the World War II museum which he digs every -- for intended to result would have. With a victory volunteers just doing different things they ask them to do sometimes in Iraq and -- republics and with the public gorgeous lifton and -- But it was really cold over there he got to watch the parade. They came up and it's just that that the stuff that's gone on over there is phenomenal and joining us to give us. A better firsthand view. Of the expansion of the World War II museum and a way that they pay homage to veterans from everybody across the board is their marketing director and a good numbers show here ms. Clinton -- -- clam and it would get me. It was a movement and he liked them that's applicable. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- grown. Up now and. He's he's. I'm 61. Almost. Shy of six to. He's like five and almost 511 he started out this school like he's already grown like three and a half inches the you know armies of Mozart he can't keep up you can't -- problem with the pants at. He's that guy again we're happy to have been part of our victory core you'd volunteer corps want to. We let me all the times that we've been in my kids -- My kids -- the World War II museum they act and frankly just let them in the front door and then I'd come back Foreman a week and it was -- that is -- this there. But he when he found out about that. He was he was all over and frankly he he enjoys it it's that it's a huge part of his week. Going there every Saturday and volunteering mean needed. From folks out there who don't know what is it it's like. It it they got a bunch of different teenagers you know who volunteer for the ticket training session. And then every Saturday -- ago and every -- they swap among different areas like one time he was standing outside that that. The glider with a -- in it. I'm explaining the people as the come by this is what it was this this this history behind them most of them ran after a lot of not most but a lot of them -- -- charity. Or else he beat down he was down like company in the victory garden -- time you know -- and is that it's it's just the pinnacle whom Andy he's learning a lot of me in its history great. Just -- and -- That's great we are education stance is so creative and they they really. Bring history to life for these young people on Athens Alabama. Well you know what it brings that to live more for them because they're able to bring -- like for somebody else is like the wanna -- with the terrorism as the -- -- and -- and and I learned stuff that I did know before from from him just bring an epic and how long is that particular thing -- on on this thing with a teenagers. Just -- year that this is to new program and it has been a tremendous success and -- expected to continue to -- Well -- I don't know I think my. In my oldest one so cool and hip she probably be -- -- to -- I don't know my youngest is already gone she's only eleven but it is and she's old enough to want to. Well all right let's let's find out for a happy veterans -- I don't. Thank you very and to view -- -- you we simply can't. It did that of course is the end of that three day celebration rally this is the the federal holiday. -- commemorating veterans -- the actual day late November 11 was yesterday Sunday. But that he was back here Tuesday that as we. We're proud to tie in with the lieutenant governor and the Centennial. Right parade on Saturday -- a special -- this year. But -- There you may have heard historians that -- it was Sullivan -- news there this gentleman in. Science in Normandy France. Who -- -- which is metal detector. And a lot of penalty count scared dog tag. That panel later about expansion under the soil near the Normandy beaches and turned. And that they were belong to a Louisiana culture. And he got to actually. The officials and museum in France two and former got the then got ties to Louisiana officials. And they asked for our help in researching the history. That was an African American soldier -- John -- can. And -- from saint Mary perished. And we got in touch with the family that they help lieutenant governor's office and it turned out that he again. A truck tractor with the red ball express that was the thing that the plot line and it kept. Kept -- soldiers. And then supply side. And -- -- in the -- -- number of family members living and they want to make a -- and get to the dock next to the world working using. So. The lieutenant governor Jay Darden went to. Receive it. Today were buried in. However I don't know that he was going to France anyway on its army heating Galileo and it just began hello this -- a very cool coincidence almanac oh man. -- -- -- that article about it. -- -- and an economic development trip anyway that worked in the yeah. That but he he metal that I can't to use area. That the gentlemen need to out of the dark -- brought him back to Louisiana and it -- married. And Centennial military parade on Saturday. We had been hired. That's definitely for generations of descendants of that wonderful. Culture and say. They presented in -- did meet him on Saturday it's quite amazing. And definitely you are now on it and -- in permanent collection. Completely quietly yet that's building. New buildings -- that more than we can put on despise. And the next new building opened in January. Lately which ones the next one at -- right there yeah. The big huge one right there. That big tall buildings we just put the glass front on and it will open in January. Twelve and thirteen. It's gonna have. And I want to -- -- buy from buy by by the interstate -- back at the end of that things. -- Is you do will be the largest -- campuses the equivalent. And I have about ten story building. And that that week and -- to World War II airplanes and the including. Only beat that -- teams line -- That will be it will be the largest. Airplanes hung suspended anywhere in the world. And. More than the Smithsonian yeah yeah. And end -- five other of World War II era aircraft as well. I got going to be movement those planes out of the main drag. And moving them over the the the management and spit fire up there. All. Into the day long enough to return Valeri and -- the in thing you know your numbers that that altering -- Yet that it back on the train station that that work his priority but guns at least forty happen. Which is that this plane and then and then there's little doubt that couldn't stay where did. But these there. -- that these planes that are dying and the ability to cut the US. Freedom pavilion in the borrowings that are. Those are already off site in being restored enough -- will be all due to the public. And and. -- -- -- I -- -- -- from or Cuba with summit on how old via the amount of World War II victory or. My son's thirteen if that is all about right topic yeah. There's a lot of look for the victory court. Victory volunteers that that that word around the World War II museum. They have almighty can not. That -- now. Out of out of what they got going on I think it's hard for me to even just kind of -- -- -- my -- thirteen -- -- -- the most -- -- I mean mark -- and Iran and the -- minority in its economy needs them you know. But he's only thirteen when he I am Goldberger is my guess we that calls the comment. We talk about veterans they were parliament the expanse of World War II museum and one of the questions I have for you in the work when the veteran with the military that. Term -- use what's the first thing that pops in your head. You know I mean you have a family members in the military. What. What you what's the first thing that you associate with the military as we talk about here veterans day celebrating here but navigate them. -- a couple of we've we've got it. And I cancer Monday Night Football -- city chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh. That some thirty. On five point three W them yell at them. And -- at. An agent of ambulances and Hutu listening games with the -- and prominent and the think tank from Thursday's news saints play at week. -- win for your chance to win tickets and 49ers in coming up Sunday November 20 and so. That's Thursday on the Garland -- My guess is clinical partner. Who unfortunately does not have -- that or you want to has a new gone -- huge coal. Museum over there. And more than just that to me in the states or Antonin and the theater with a beyond all boundaries and you know it's yes it's. What next next summer without trial that we lawmakers. Where that we test day and and a in the area and we're gonna go hit everything because you know all the sound of the years I've been here I've never -- So the -- civil war museum run across the street from all. I haven't hit all of all of the World War II museum is made as much I want the whole thing that January. Yeah and and I mean looked up in Baton -- off -- in this rural life museum about -- -- museum does if you've ever been to the top of the Louisiana State. Capitol building all the way up in there I mean that's open every day as just so many cool things around year that that I would love to do so much is at its next year by the way. And -- -- incidents and move on to the other stuff I'm 33 I would love to volunteer in World War II museum ya bunches of volunteers volley. From thirteen like you're done and we still have about twenty. World War II veterans who work. He NAND 1992. Years ago are still here every day and to be able to visit that -- in and talk to -- -- Who lives through these experiences is just extraordinary. Extraordinary and in the -- like to send a message. It is better that like to implement history your listeners. We at least. Companion web site to meet him web -- it's -- mind veterans day dot org. And if you're. Listeners would go to that web -- he's -- to keep in custody and we're trying to -- -- one million yankees. Are veterans of all conflicts not just Ortiz. Active duty military. So with that in mind veterans day award and thank thank you. Simplest thing in the world. That's if you got a video that's great but all you got to do so I appreciated thanks them. Also you got that cool -- also has got 33 years old he can go volunteer. -- in the majors and women and children -- so going over to World War II museum and when you walk out. Rightists on the front door just column I wanna volunteers and they ask you can go to. The media web site and there's a lot of information about the different. Types of volunteer duties. They can might be interest in this. The things I -- their people then. Bring you went to the beyond all boundaries the that are the ushers wore street store canteen just which Mona what we do -- tournaments yeah. Yes so and and there there also an opportunity -- Some people refer to work and things -- -- -- those kinds of opportunities and. While I mean I've been rehearsing its plate right next -- the CAC Christmas Carol and when I am using rehearsals you know 10:11 o'clock at night. This there's guys coming back rollout to war. With with a backhoe you know do. I don't mean small like bobcat. And construction workers in an act and he gets a prominent via with the Super Bowl and and other things to applause. Come to find out my next door neighbor in Metairie he has the parties they. A maritime architect he's like one of the -- architects on the rest operation of the pizza. Yeah I think we've got talent management talent -- -- exactly the -- -- network on the restoration of PP -- We've got that -- now has restored keep. Yet any number. Volunteer -- people to go foreign parts like talking to Jerry Strahan about. Am finding on a regional parts for the PT boat and somebody had in an old warehouse back up where -- heads rates of stuff. That had been ordered spare parts for PT boats that had never been open and they -- -- that he used to put together that's so -- -- As the Atlanta and if you have an afternoon just searching the web looking for stuff that would be. Let you know one matter. Famous airplanes that -- forty and that hang in our original building. Upon each day. I want an accurate bounded out there. -- -- in the now what you know another cool thing that you got going on that made the in the paper and I saw there and Jack what was actually helping them when he finished his regular tended to shift. They got this that the scarf giveaway. -- -- That wonderful sweep started it -- it again and one of our educators do it yourself learning to dance. I -- it's modeled after. A program that began in world war two and volunteers and -- even children and learned -- net. To net two stars and -- an undershirt. Start soldiers overseas is actually the ones fighting in the battle of the bulge where it was just. Terrifically panel. And we. Came up with various patterns and invited people all over the country to create them. Are a muffler. And within the Sudanese imminently and then to. Veterans retired. That the country and this test here we can't act 1000. Scar. That we can distribute it to better and then this past Saturday we were getting in the way -- I'll. World War II veteran who visited the museum and Jack was helping us to them new lives and then. Everybody faces and it continues to be -- program. Elect an outgoing you know Wyatt. I mean they got beautiful scarves and different designs as such and I'm wondering. I don't know how to end it on just but I'm I'm assuming this can be done for instance. If they were -- To look like a ribbon like if a purple heart ribbon looks like this and a bronze star Oro or you know like a Vietnam veteran that you that the the of the service and that she worked there like for the the World War II Pacific theater in the World War II. European theater ribbon that they would get him. They can. Absolutely week. Suggested -- on our web site but we invite people to be as creative that they were kidding. I had to -- so in other words if you know how to knit. You just sit down and net out a scarf and donated and that's and that's where it ends up on me all the little these are people who just just do. Bentley and into the bad times we close a card saying that scarf let's created for you. By being played the person's. Name and information and it's just band program sign in the yet thank you notes back that we could forward on to -- And -- and it doesn't it 101000 cards sovereignty. National I don't know when it got to go to the news and which I talk about -- -- more about that Wednesday in more of the expansion of World War II museum in the meantime -- and -- brings up today. Back or overcome some sports on WBO. All right we're back. He'll talk about -- -- poll workers she is the director marketing for the forward through them with an enemy you know. You all aren't of one of their greatest space that it enhances -- -- different is there. But that's -- army but -- they got some replies go to them about it realize that building was gonna open where. Yes and then -- adopt -- second -- already under construction that will open about. Sixteen months later and then one more after the. And then that's. And it went that league -- -- -- -- if you haven't gone to World War II museum yours you just you know what you -- enemy but aren't. -- -- -- and there and you let. Does that mean -- I've I and bring. God let's me do leniency that went well and I've been going over targeted that PT pavilion to mean that's. That's that really opened the public knows that big glass you can watch what's going wrong enemy -- -- hands and managers and and once and Jim Leighton volunteers and were again. Army an element of people there anyway in my next door neighbors that is the -- -- rebuild. Visit them renowned again but there restless soul. March. To do with all the shows that are going on at the states in. And when these other things open and -- which when you walk in the front of the Japan model of what it's like everything's completed. That big sale looking. -- -- That's going to be topic -- as he. It's rather poorly and it's dead there. Double -- preferences and so that's O'Shea. But architecturally. Well those -- linked to the campus. And we think it'll come -- you know. A -- of the visual. Icon and architectural icon for the district can now. Tempted to be here and assembled. For a. -- -- -- Nor was actually at the Arlington that's going to be will be seen in new teachers and pictures made of now. And that -- sailed across the world were to music intact now somebody's I've got text messages that people come and talk about that the green. In the expansive this -- -- -- on again is huge huge huge green and two -- this whole thing is going to be I mean. For instance you'd go up to mine -- clambered. He's got he's affiliated with that -- Titanic museum. Up in Chattanooga and Branson. Elephants and -- new and you basically that if you like a ticket. And you wore this person who was an actual person one -- -- -- -- kind of doing the same thing with -- with people were work through were actually. You know they got -- their number was called up and they you know went down a tree you -- like follow the whole room. Of them going through basic training up to book I want to where in the -- We're actually doing adding into places one. One and and train station and that actually will not. The completed four happy years they achieved that the concept right it's like. So the main room the main lobby of it is right where it is right now. That's going to be outlawed on union a Union Station where -- -- attorney you know. Exactly and and he'll get it it's like electronic dot. But -- all of that that country and -- young men and women. Went off -- war and it does not make Chinese and my alignment journey and they'll give him a replica of Pullman train car. And the the indexes little -- 1940s America line die. And then it today when they when they get off the tank car and make a. Through this -- be more than just -- statements in this. And that well. But as the day goes through the galleries. And the campaigns civilians will be sentenced. There will be electronic stations along the way that they -- like that electronic dot plant. And able. They will follow the story. There their person and might be at soldier sailor might be and nurse. And then we'll see. What happens -- that personal long his or her attorney. But in the in the US frequent civilian courts I mentioned is going to be opening in January. There is -- -- down smaller scale. Why does the most. Exciting and profound experiences in the US treatment area. It is inexperience cost final missions that you had sent tanks submarines experience. And it is that. It is re creation of the last war tribal as the US tank. Which collects the most decorated submarines in world war -- And didn't set out on it -- -- paternal and the foremost to straighten. This thing. And head. If I had to repeat as flat and tired line. And it. Prior to the last one and unfortunately -- -- hand and a a salty diet instead and it doesn't. And they came back around and depending right pack for detecting -- now. And captain he did attack into the terrorist camp and he was able to open new windows of the -- know that the torpedo was going to get to discern not not about some -- so. A number of the islanders. Small number that sailors were able to escape. But our visitors. Well when he Japanese and will be -- to. Experience yes. And this -- creation. They actually and the battle stations on the mutual we're evil plot to build it tells them whether they're going. To be managed care premiere news Manning to -- it is simply -- And a little table in solidarity. Then and -- through this. You know this whole experience on the yes this time and that they have and that the end of -- -- -- see what happens to do. The. Enemy whether there. -- 27 people at the out of there. There -- actually many more than -- that we have to abbreviated. Of course just four. First base and and and there were actually. About nine on bull pen I'll -- A -- and I -- -- -- you know mobile with the with the army in the Alabama over there but also the USS from those that they have there and you can come in and out of it and I mean at certain areas walled off his willingness. Mean you know I mean that would have been completely -- I -- 61. Armaments and most of the people who work who. Good. -- -- policy and we the of course have to. Two bit and reality a little bit but we have to be a DA compliance and so forth but about we do. What people to get the feeling like service on the submarine. Was like there there will be. It's special expensive. Site and down and now and temperature changes it will be very dramatic. And it tells. One of the most fascinating stories World War II. I don't -- -- Overtime that way. When we get back what this man and people who call the question and then go away and he sent me text message and just enjoyed business which -- right. But it definitely I mean you know veterans day means a lot so a lot of things a lot of people and we are sold. Lucky and blessed to have the World War II museum right there and all of a massive amounts of history. It's right there -- just wanted to if they have this wonderful ago. I don't go way back from north -- -- right that it creates them. All right we're back talking to when the worker. From the World War II museum it's veterans day out there boy what's that website to get my veterans day dot org. -- -- By veterans day dot org and what they're trying to do is get a message that won a million people. To get on line and just click on that and just leave a message you can leave a video you can just leave a thank you. It. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Mine mine here I don't know. Anyway. I haven't even been asked -- people calling them and jacket which is so much but you know 26 point seven and number but it's -- from -- bill you know and thanks for -- -- Are -- And -- -- I -- on certain immigrant care. And every drama here one. Ships on the ground the -- more we don't. -- there in the San Diego. And barn burner so. The -- tracks and that shippers. A -- to the end wrap that up in New York. Yeah. And it's inspiring. And -- port city and -- -- ordered forward. -- -- -- -- you're about one other ships came from -- and the people line go on the market oh -- so. You know so. -- -- -- They got the USS -- that destroyer opened Baton Rouge back in -- third try at the close one on nobody is is the Alabama in the in mobile. Ride until the border deal which would that -- -- We're just small little -- -- -- -- -- the reward them for all of course atomic errors in the fourth -- go. I think at the ball. Standard. That we get one here. Can we get one here are I mean I I guess you don't know enough about docking or how deep the river asylum. Kalimba. I've -- that at -- above my pay grade but that the at this igniting an idea. I'm not. Confrontation. About it it would agree that it. Trying to bring panic canary here. To do. -- -- to carrier class. That thin that has been done a couple parts of the country day. There's there's been a basketball game that they that they play on you have heard about it. I don't know. -- if we can't get an aircraft carrier -- with a chance of justice get recruits or something like you know like Henry said man -- they -- and want to scrap every day and pretty soon we're not gonna have one again. -- I don't know we need to -- -- is our pull on the same strings Henry appreciate your call slam it's always a pleasure. Thanks Tony -- thank you count my happy veterans day period. I appreciate everybody else the -- Obama --

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