Lunchbox Lecture Series

Join us for the 2019 Lunchbox Lecture Series on select Thursdays throughout the year.

All lectures are free, although donations are appreciated, and located at the Bedford Area Welcome Center (directions located in map to the right) unless otherwise noted. Guests are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the programs.

If you are not able to attend, each lecture is also available in real-time and following the event through Facebook Live. Follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on lectures and other events

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.