We entered the ticket lobby and marveled at the bomber hung overhead.
The compelling exhibits vaulted visitors into the heart of World War II.The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation. This work of historical non-fiction by Richard Vinen combs the historical record for information on the lives of everyday people during the war. It plods a bit at times but the insights into the lives of those that lived through the war and the lengths they went to to survive was worth a read.
On our way out of the museum, we strolled through the United States Armed Forces Memorial Garden.
A waterfall streams over a protective ledge.
A stone representing each of the 50 US states lines the wall.