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Veterans Day Observance 2023

November 11th, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


2023 Keynote Speaker

Major General Mari K. Eder (U.S. Army, Ret.)

Mari K. Eder, retired U.S. Army Major General, is a renowned speaker and author, and a thought leader on strategic communication and leadership.   While in Germany, General Eder has served as Director of Public Affairs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and as an adjunct professor and lecturer in communications and public diplomacy at the NATO School and Sweden’s International Training Command.  She served in senior positions in the Pentagon, in the Department of Defense, and on the Army Staff.

Available in the Memorial Gift Shop!

General Eder is the author of the award-winning The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line:  Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of WWII. A book signing with General Eder will be held following the ceremony.  Click here to order The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line.

Her next book in the ‘Girls’ series will feature groundbreaking policewomen; The Girls Who Fought Crime will be released in August 2023. She has published in TIME magazine, The Hill, and USA Today, and other publications.  When not writing, lecturing, or traveling, she works with rescue groups and fosters rescue dogs.





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November 11th, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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National D-Day Memorial
3 Overlord Circle
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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