October 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST
“The 29th Division in the Great War”
Join Jimmy Kilbourne, Executive Director of the 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation and the Stonewall Brigade Museum in Verona, VA, to hear the fascinating story of the 29th Division in the First World War. The role of the 29th in World War II is a story often told at the National D-Day Memorial; fewer understand the origins of the division and the important impact it had on the First World War. Join us to learn more about this fascinating history.
November 4, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST
“Mail Call!: Sending letters during World War II”
James Triesler, Director of Education at the Virginia War Memorial, will speak on the wartime postal system that was a vital line of communication for those in uniform and their families at home. Getting a letter meant everything—but it wasn’t always easy or timely. Censorship, special family codes, microfilmed V-Mail—these were all part of the story. Triesler will also pay special tribute to the 6888th Postal Battalion, the only all-African American, all-female unit to serve overseas during WWII.