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Turning Points of 1942: Special Lunchbox Lecture

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“Turning Points of 1942 “ by John Long, Director of Education, National D-Day Memorial Foundation. Churchill called 1942 the “Hinge of Fate,” the year in which the momentum of WWII swung from the Axis to the Allies, when certain defeat gave way to confidence in victory. Learn how fate hinged on three key battles in...

What is Memorial Day?

Virtual Live by the National D-Day Memorial

Memorial Day weekend often looks like cookouts and beach trips. But, why do we commemorate Memorial Day? Learn more about the significance of this holiday and how to honor those who died fighting for our freedom through making poppies during this program. FREE Program, however registration is required to access the program. Intended Audience: 2nd through...

Pop Culture of the 1940s: Special Lunchbox Lecture

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“Pop Culture of the 1940s “ by Maggie Hartley, Associate Director for Programming and Events, National D-Day Memorial Foundation This lecture will be an online event only through Facebook Live on the National D-Day Memorial Facebook Page. Grab the popcorn. Turn up the volume on the record player. We’re going back to the 1940’s during...

Leaders of World War II

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Perhaps more than any other war in history, WWII was decided by intrepid leadership on one side, and the failures of leadership on the other. In this virtual program, tailored to Virginia Standards of Learning, discover the “Top 10” leaders of WWII and why their decisions shaped the future of the world. FREE Program, however registration...

V-E Day: Celebrating Victory in Europe

Virtual Live by the National D-Day Memorial

75 years ago on May 8, 1945, the war against the Nazis was over. The Allies had won Europe back! Learn more about the celebrations that occurred throughout the United States and Europe, why it is an important day, and make your own “V-Pin” to celebrate victory during this program. Intended Audience: 2nd through 7th...

Digging for Victory: Special Lunchbox Lecture

Virtual Live by the National D-Day Memorial

Join us through Facebook Live on the National D-Day Memorial Facebook Page for “Digging for Victory: Victory Gardens in WWII “ by April Cheek-Messier, President & CEO, National D-Day Memorial Foundation In today’s world where Victory Gardens are making a comeback, explore the importance of Victory gardening in WWII. This program explores the impact of...

The Battle of the Atlantic: Special Lunchbox Lecture

Virtual Live by the National D-Day Memorial

“Battle of the Atlantic “ by John Long, Director of Education, National D-Day Memorial Foundation will be featured online live through the National D-Day Memorial's Facebook Page. The longest single struggle of WWII, the Battle of the Atlantic was not about territorial gain or tactical advantage. It would decide whether the Allies could muster the...

Shopping with Rations

Virtual Live by the National D-Day Memorial

Have you noticed the lack of supplies in the aisles of supermarkets lately? The lack of items and limiting the number purchased is not new to the United States during crisis. During World War II, country wide rationing was implemented to make sure that everyone had enough. Learn more about this system and try your...

The New Normal: Life in the U.S. During WWII

Virtual Live by the National D-Day Memorial

After Pearl Harbor, life changed dramatically for Americans, not just those in the military but those left at home. Women went to work in the factories while men left for war. Children grew Victory Gardens instead of having extra room on the playground. Grocery shopping saw the introduction of rationing and limited supply. Learn more...

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