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

April 25th @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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 more than twenty years, he currently holds the position of Director of Education at the National D-Day Memorial Foundation in Bedford, VA. He has written extensively on both World Wars and on regional history, and taught history at Roanoke College, Radford University, and Virginia Western Community College. Long is also author of Murder in Roanoke County: Race and Justice in the 1891 Susan Watkins Case and serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Museums.

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April 25th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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