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Remembering the Fallen – The Service and Sacrifice of the American Soldier

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Antietam National Cemetery, the National Park Service, Shepherd University and Eastern National, the battlefield cooperative association, are sponsoring a speaker series on three consecutive Saturday nights leading up to the anniversary events that take place on September 17th. The programs will be held at 7:00 pm in the Erma Ora Byrd building at Shepherd University.

August 26
Dr. Edward Linenthal
Program: “Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields: An Illustrated Lecture”
Author of:
Sacred Ground: Americans and Their Battlefields
Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum
The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory

September 2
Dr. Mitchell Yockelson
Program: “Over There And Back: The American Doughboy Experience During The Great War”
Author of:
Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I
Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918

September 9
Dr. John C. McManus
Program: “The Fallen American Soldiers of World War II: Their World of Combat.”
Author of:
The Americans at D-Day: The American Experience at the Normandy Invasion
Deadly Sky: The American Combat Airman in World War II
The Deadly Brotherhood: The American Combat Soldier in World War II
Grunts: Inside the American Infantry Combat Experience, World War II Through Iraq

For more information please visit: https://www.nps.gov/anti/learn/news/speaker-series.htm