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21 May 2018

New Orleans Based Pan-American Life Insurance Group Makes $1M Donation to National WWII Museum

 NEW ORLEANS - Pan-American Life Insurance Group recently announced its $1M donation to the National WWII Museum to support their newest virtual experience titled, “Los Veteranos: Latinos in World War II.” 

Headquartered in New Orleans, Pan-American Life has deep roots in the city as well as historic ties to Latin America. For more than 100 years, the company has fostered connections across the Americas, through support for inter-American trade initiatives as well as the expansion of its operations to Central and South America.

The “Los Veteranos: Latinos in World War II” virtual field trip is an interactive, live-streamed educational program that explores the WWII experiences of Latino veterans and their postwar fight for equality in the United States. This donation by Pan-American Life will further the educational mission of the Museum through free program access to students across the nation during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15). In addition to the Field Trip, the donation will provide sponsorship of a dynamic, two-story world map, educating visitors on the global expansion of Axis powers and the events leading to Allied victory. 

Since its founding, Pan-American Life has played an integral role in the ongoing economic and cultural development of New Orleans.  During WWII, the company organized critical services to the Louisiana Home Front – most notably, encouraging the public to purchase war bonds and helping coordinate volunteer, civilian defense efforts. 

We’re truly honored to be able to support this initiative of the National WWII Museum as they continue to tell the complete story of the American experience in the war that changed the world as we know it,” said José S. Suquet, Pan-American Life’s Chairman of the Board, President & CEO. “Our company has a proud history in New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana, for the important role our founders played during the war. We knew that this donation was the perfect opportunity for us to showcase, honor and preserve that history for our generation and for many more to come.”

About Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG), a leading provider of life, accident and health insurance throughout the Americas, has been delivering trusted financial services since 1911. The New Orleans-based Group is comprised of more than twenty-member companies, employs more than 2,100 worldwide and offers top-rated individual and/or group life, accident and health insurance, employee benefits and financial services in 49 states, the District of Columbia (DC), Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The Group has affiliates and branches in Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and 13 Caribbean markets, including Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao and Trinidad and Tobago. For more information, visit the Pan-American Life website at palig.comfollow us on Facebook @PanAmericanLifeTwitter @PanAmericanLifeInstagram @panamericanlife.latam, and connect with us on LinkedIn at Pan-American Life Insurance Group.