Sentimental Journey

Providing a Personal Perspective of World War II History and the 1940s American Home Front.

#dday, D-Day, Love and War, National D-Day Memorial, Roanoke, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day, Virginia, wartime love story, WDBJ7 / 14.02.2017

[caption id="attachment_17219" align="alignright" width="225"] Hayden Furrow, D-Day Veteran,during a school program at theNational D-Day Memorial[/caption] What better day to share one of my favorite love stories than Valentine’s Day? I’ve always been a sucker for a good love story whether it’s a book, movie, TV show,...

#dday, Army Nurse Corps, Black History Month, D-Day, Uncategorized, Women in WWII, Women's History, World War II, WWII / 09.02.2017

Hello, Again! This week, we are featuring another blog by another one of our spring interns, Meika. She is a senior at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia and is double majoring in history and political science with aspirations to earn an M.A. in Public History and...

#75wwii, #dday, African Americans, Black History Month, D-Day, Nazi Germany, Uncategorized, World War II / 02.02.2017

Hello, Friends! I’m excited to introduce a new contributor to our blog, Olivia. She is one of my spring interns and is working on her Masters of Art in History at Liberty University. Her primary field is Modern American Military History focusing on leadership in World...

#75wwii, #dday, #dday70th, Bedford VA, Christmas, Flames of Memory, Luminaries, Member One Federal Credit Union, National D-Day Memorial, Sacrifice, Uncategorized, Virginia Moose Association / 30.11.2016

Hello, Again! It has been a very busy fall at the National D-Day Memorial with events, field trips, and even livestreaming programs for schools across the nation! With all of the busyness, we haven’t been able to post as many blogs as we would have liked...

#75wwii, #dday, 75th anniversary, Bedford Boys, MIA, National D-Day Memorial, POW, POW/MIA, Raymond Hoback, Rolling Thunder, Uncategorized, World War II, WWII / 14.09.2016

Often, we hear stories of those who made it home from war or those who paid the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country. However, we do not always hear the stories of those who were captured or never found in conflict—our nation’s Prisoners of War...

#dday, #dday72, Corps of Cadets, D-Day, D-Day Memorial, Hokies, John Schenk, Normandy, Uncategorized, Virginia Tech, VT, WWII / 06.09.2016

Every year when school starts back, we eagerly await the arrival of over 360 first years from Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets for their annual visit. It is always exciting to watch the next generation of servicemen and women learn about the valor, fidelity and...

#75wwii, #dday, #dday72, Combat Engineers, D-Day, Donald C. Carr, Hill's Hellions, National D-Day Memorial, Navy, Navy SEALs, NCDU, Operation Overlord, Seabees, Uncategorized / 18.08.2016

My name is Victoria Carr. I am a senior at Mary Baldwin College as a history major and I’m spending my summer as an intern at the National D-Day Memorial. As an intern with the Education Department, I have worked closely with the school groups,...

#dday, Bob Slaughter, D-Day, Eisenhower, National D-Day Memorial, Normandy, Omaha Beach, Order of the Day, Top 10 Endangered Artifact, Uncategorized, VAM / 04.08.2016

On June 5 or 6, 1944, hours before embarking on the greatest invasion of WWII, American soldiers, sailors and airmen received a special message from their commander, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. The printed “pep talk” informed the men that they were “about to embark upon the...