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Event Series One-Day Mini Camp

One-Day Mini-Camp

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

      Bedford County Public Schools are closed for students on Monday, February 5, 2024, so the National D-Day Memorial is hosting one-day mini-camps for third, fourth, and fifth graders on that day! Students will learn about World War II and D-Day through activities, games, and lessons. Participants should bring lunch. A morning snack will be provided. Event may be canceled in the event of inclement weather, if minimum registration not met, or if February 5 is used as BCPS make-up day. In event of cancelation, fees will be refunded.  

$30
Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

Black Americans Who Worked on the Manhattan Project

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA

https://www.youtube.com/live/3yfj3DVAXBM?si=8wstEVrE8u3Ixaj0 Although facing discrimination wherever they served, African Americans worked in different roles as part of the Manhattan Project. While most had jobs as manual laborers, numerous Black American scientists, engineers, and technicians played important roles in developing the atomic bomb. These workers, who have largely been lost to history, are examined in this presentation by Dr. David Snead, Professor of History, Liberty University  About the speaker: David Snead has been a member of the History Department of Liberty University since 2004 and is currently a full professor. He has authored or edited six books: The Gaither Committee, Eisenhower, and...

Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

More than Just Hemingway’s Wife: The Wartime Journalism of Martha Gellhorn

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA

https://www.youtube.com/live/FGFR_tsJWEo?si=99mB51KeldJPxnR4 Many may know Martha Gellhorn as one of the many wives of fellow journalist and literary giant, Ernest Hemingway; however, she was so much more. Although just a budding journalist during the Spanish Civil War, Gellhorn would later witness and cover many of pivotal moments of World War II and the rest of the 20th century.  About the speaker: Maggie Hartley is a museum educator who is passionate about engaging audiences of all ages with history and veterans’ experiences. She is currently the Director of Public Engagement at The National WWII Museum, and previously worked at the National D-Day...

Medal of Honor Garden Dedication

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

The National D-Day Memorial has embarked on a new initiative to install a Medal of Honor Garden, paying tribute to the four Medal of Honor recipients from D-Day.  Join us as we dedicate the Medal of Honor Garden and honor 1st Lt. Jimmie W. Monteith Jr., a son of Virginia and member of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Killed in action on June 6, 1944, Monteith's heroism was so apparent that both General Dwight D. Eisenhower and General Omar Bradley personally recommended Monteith posthumously receive the nation's highest honor for valor in combat. Maj. Gen. Randal D. Fullhart, Virginia...

Homeschool Day

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

At Homeschool Day, students and their families will participate in special tours, programs, and demonstrations from the Memorial and community partners to learn more about D-Day and what it took to claim victory.  Contact the Memorial’s Education Department at education@dday.org for more information.

$6

Family Day

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

Join us for this free, family-friendly event! Each free ticket includes admission to the Memorial for duration of the event, a guided tour, and access to activities and displays!

Free
Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

4,415 Souls and Counting: The National D-Day Memorial Necrology Project

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA

https://www.youtube.com/live/lpZTGfGwNYI?si=yj4YESJhcYrxf7rJ For almost a quarter of a century, the National D-Day Memorial Foundation staff has carried out research to answer a question no one had ever really answered: exactly how many Allied personnel died on D-Day? To date, 4,415 individuals have been identified, including 2,502 Americans on the Memorial’s Necrology Wall.   Learn more about this groundbreaking research project as we approach the 80th anniversary of D-Day from John D. Long, Director of Education at the National D-Day Memorial.  About the speaker: John D. Long is an alumnus of Roanoke College and the University of Virginia. A museum professional for...

Event Series Lunchbox Lecture Series

Fighting for Peace with Peace: Conscientious Objectors in World War II

Fleda A. Ring Education Quonset Hut 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA

https://www.youtube.com/live/jIx7f4oB8QI?si=H5zMQUB2YJp6rdME While many of those who are interested in World War II know about the existence of conscientious objectors—those that refused to participate in the war for religious or philosophical reasons—the actual history of their experience in the war is often forgotten. Who were the conscientious objectors, why did they refuse to fight, and what did they do instead of serving in the armed forces? Join National D-Day Memorial educator Mitchell Gehman to learn more about this unique side of the WWII experience. Mitchell Gehman is the Education & Public Outreach Coordinator at the National D-Day Memorial. He holds a...

Armed Forces Day – Pack the Convoy

National D-Day Memorial 3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA, United States

In recognition of Armed Forces Day, we invite you to help us PACK THE CONVOY with supplies for currently deployed service members. Shop with a printable shopping list.