The USS Kidd Celebrates Veterans Day

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — The USS KIDD Veterans Museum is offering free admission to Veterans and their families on Veterans Day. It is a great time to visit the Museum and learn about the service and sacrifice of Louisiana’s Veterans.

There’s a lot to explore at the downtown Museum, it features the authentically restored USS KIDD, intricate models, and historic artifacts. You can also discover more about Louisiana’s Veterans by exploring the Hall of Honor on the first and second floors of the museum.

Also on display, a new traveling exhibit “Wheels of War” from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum. The exhibit provides a brief history of wartime railroads from the Civil War through World War II and highlights the military’s need for a relatively fast and dependable railroad. As an addition to the traveling exhibit, the Museum takes a look at the history of the Camp Claiborne – Camp Polk Military Railroad in Central Louisiana. It was used to train Army Railroad Operating Battalions, as well as Engineering Battalions, and for experiments determining the means necessary to derail enemy trains.

The USS KIDD Veterans Museum is open daily, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

For more information on the museum, visit their website here.

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