Winston Churchill

"…we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…"



Like thousands of American POWs during WWII, Celia’s father left a legacy through his stories of survival. In 1942, he put his life on hold and answered our country’s call when it needed him most. All that changed when his B-17 Bomber was shot down near Bremen, Germany. After being captured by German soldiers, he survived 17 months as a prisoner of war in Stalag 18-A, a part of history that Celia and her sister don’t want forgotten.

This spring, 71-year-old Celia will fulfill her Wish to donate her father’s war memorabilia to the WWII Museum in New Orleans, an enormously important part in helping to bring history to life and remembering those who were captured during the war.

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