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 Lunchbox Lecture is free and open to the public to attend in The National WWII Museum’s Hall of Democracy Auditorium. For those unable to make it to the Museum’s campus, the lecture will also be livestreamed on Facebook and Vimeo and will be available as a recording after the fact on both platforms.
For additional information, please email Maggie Hartley, EdD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is proudly sponsored by AARP Louisiana.