Sentimental Journey

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

#dday70th, #ddayfallen, 116th, 29th Division, Company B, D-Day, D-Day Fallen, D-Day Fatality, Ettore Zappacosta, Luminaries, National D-Day Memorial, Uncategorized / 17.11.2015

As we come into the beginning of the holiday season, we are reminded of the sacrifices made by our service men and women every day.  For soldiers of today and yesterday, the holidays were a reminder of their loved ones back home and the traditions...

#dday70th, Bedford, Bedford Boys, Christmas, D-Day Veterans, John Schenk, Luminaries, National D-Day Memorial, Uncategorized, Veterans Day, Virginia Tech, WWII, WWII veterans / 10.11.2015

Hello Friends!As I am sure you have noticed, fall does not necessarily mean that the National D-Day Memorial is not busy with events and school groups. However, we are starting to slow down a bit and are getting excited for one of our favorite events...

#dday70th, 5th Ranger Battalion, Alex Kershaw, Avenue of Spies, Bedford Boys, Cintas, D-Day, D-Day Memorial, Fostek Corporation, Remberance Day, Roger Neighborgall, Uncategorized, Veterans Day, WWII, WWII veterans / 03.11.2015

Hello Friends!Here at the National D-Day Memorial we honor those who participated in and pay tribute to those who did not return from the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France. While D-Day and World War II are the main focus of our...

#dday70th, D-Day, D-Day Memorial, education, Field Trip, hands on learning, hands-on history, History, Social Studies, Uncategorized, World War II, WWII / 20.10.2015

Hello, Friends!One of the things I love to do is to help students and the general public develop a deeper understanding and love for history. While I get to do this regularly with field trips and giving tours of the Memorial, I only have around...

#dday70th, 1940s, 70th Anniversary, butternut squash, fall, food, National D-Day Memorial, Recipes, Uncategorized, winter squash / 13.10.2015

Besides the changing leaves and being able to wear boots again, I love fall because winter squash is in season at the market. Winter squash is typically harvested in September or October and consists of butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn squash and many other variants....

70th Anniversary, D-Day, Eisenhower's Birthday, Event, Fall Event, Meet the Trumans, President Truman, Truman Family, Uncategorized / 06.10.2015

Will and Sue Wills, performance duo depicting Mr. and Mrs. Truman.Join us in celebration of Gen. Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower’s birthday at the Memorial’s annual fall fundraiser. This event features a catered luncheon, a fabulous silent auction, and a very special tribute performance. Audience members...