New Orleans’ Military…

We at Limo Livery salute and support our US Military and the wonderful things they do. Locally the military has not only been a silent protector but also a supporter. What are some of the ways they are present in our community?

Inspired by the most elite training offered to Special Forces soldiers and led by Green Berets, the GORUCK Challenge is a team event and never a race. Goruck is a noun short for rucksack (aka backpack), it’s also a verb: to ruck is to move with a rucksack, and implies action, energy, and purpose. Challengees build each class into a team through collective conditions of mental and physical exhaustion. Classes are small, camaraderie is high, smiles are plentiful, and teamwork is paramount. Challenge takers all wear GORUCK backpacks throughout the Challenge.  The  bags are weighted down with bricks. Inspiration is taken from Special Forces training, and the majority of the participants have no military experience.

New Orleans is also home to places such as the National WWII Museum. With a smathering of workshops and events it is the place to go and see a piece of history. The Museum includes 40,000 square feet of exhibits covering America’s entry into the war, the Home Front, the European Theater of Operations including D-Day, the Pacific Theater of Operations, and the Louisiana Pavilion, featuring WWII airplanes, boats, vehicles, and weapons. The Solomon Victory Theater offers daily screenings of Beyond All Boundaries, the Museum’s signature cinematic experience, on the hour from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Presented on a 120-foot immersive screen, this 35-minute multi-sensory film tells the tale of the Greatest Generation’s journey from Pearl Harbor to America’s final victory in the War That Changed the World. It is appropriate for children ages 10 and older.