Thursday, September 19, 2019
“Reflections on D-Day 75 Years Later: An Interview with D-Day Veteran Hilman Prestridge”
Inside the Bobbie G. Johnson Pavilion at the National D-Day Memorial
Join the National D-Day Memorial for a special interview of D-Day veteran Hilman Prestridge as he reflects on his military service 75 years later. Hilman Prestridge, an Army Private First Class, fought with the amphibious force attached to the 1st Army and came ashore at Omaha Beach in the first wave. He fought at Normandy and St. Lo. As a result of his service, he received a Presidential Citation, European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, and Service Unit Badge.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
“The Battle of Leyte Gulf”
John Long, Director of Education, National D-Day Memorial Foundation
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, join National D-Day Memorial Director of Education John Long as he explores the largest naval battle of World War II, and arguably world history. This battle would also include the first use of organized kamikaze attacks and would be the last between battleships.