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2020 Polling Accuracy | Veteran Skydives At 96

World War I Museum
courtesy: National World War I Museum and Memorial
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A "Legacy Jump" will occur at the World War I Museum on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2020 at 6:30 a.m.

Where pollsters got it right and wrong this election year, and father and son who served share in the World War I Museum's Veteran's Day remembrance.

Segment 1 beginning at 4:23: What made 2020 a tough election year for pollsters.
Seems it gets tougher every year to find voters willing to divulge where they stand on issues and candidates. This year's record-breaking voter turnout along with greater reluctance among Trump supporters to participate in polling made it all the more challenging.

Segment 2 beginning at 36:40: The National World Ware I Memorial and Museum is hosting a special event for Veteran's Day

Peter Bielskis shares his experiences from World War II when he served as an Air Corps Staff Sergeant in England. The 96-year old will be parachuting out of an airplane to commemorate the day — joined by his son, Dennis Bielskis who is a Vietnam War veteran. They explained what's behind their decision to do these special skydiving events.

  • Dr. Matthew C. Naylor, President and CEO of the WWI Memorial and Museum
  • Peter Bielskis, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Corps, World WarII
  • Dennis Bielskis, Sergeant, US Army, Vietnam

The National World War I Museum and Memorial's Legacy Jump will take place at 7:30 a.m. on November 11, 2020 at 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. A full listing of events running from November 7-15 is available at TheWorldWar.org.

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