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Weekly Artifacts | The C-47

2 months ago

The C-47 is the largest artifact in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion. It's one of the largest on campus. It's pretty surreal walking out of the office, and this thing is the view. It's huge, but for me I think it seems bigger when viewing it from below. I catch myself being in awe of it from time to time.

Sometimes I hear people talking about it, and they're so excited and interested in it. It was extremely versatile and used extensively during The War. Think about all the soldiers and all the supplies it carried. I can’t even fathom that. I can’t even imagine what it must’ve been like, what it must’ve felt like to be in this plane flying over the battlefields. I’m so glad this Museum exists. I'm so proud of its mission and what everyone that works for The Museum does to perpetuate it. Even though so many of us will never know what it was truly like back then, we can at least learn about the past so we can make sure this never happens again.

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