By John Long, Director of Education, National D-Day Memorial Foundation
How many Allied personnel died on D-Day? While it may seem like a straightforward question, for years there were only widely ranging estimates and nothing close to a definitive answer. In fact, no one had even asked the question.
Starting in the late 90s, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia set out to identify every Allied soldier, sailor, and airman killed on June 6, 1944, a project still ongoing after more than 20 years.
Join us to learn more about the complex research project and hear the stories of recently uncovered D-Day fatalities—and why, ultimately, there may never be a complete register of all those killed on one of the most important days of the 20th century.
This program is proudly sponsored by AARP Louisiana.