WASHINGTON (AP) — The National World War II Memorial in Washington is adding new technology to help connect with younger visitors to the site as the memorial reaches its 10-year anniversary.
Organizers say the memorial will be the first on the National Mall to have wireless Internet to support a mobile app being planned for the memorial. On Saturday, the memorial will debut new interactive kiosks with touch screens for visitors learn about the war.READ MORE: Summer Surge: As Coronavirus Infections Rise In Maryland, Some Reveal Why They Won’t Get Vaccine; Hogan Says ‘Breakthrough’ Infections Under 1%
New content will feature such groups as women who served during the war and the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots. Previously the memorial had kiosks with a searchable database to find veterans’ names.READ MORE: Chaotic Pop-Up Block Parties Disrupt North Baltimore Neighborhood
The American Battle Monuments Commission worked with technology developer INADEV to create new educational content, games and historical facts for the memorial.MORE NEWS: Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Misses First Day Of Ravens Training Camp
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