FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH is National POW/MIA Recognition Day
You can get this year's poster here free
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH is Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Dedication
Eisenhower served as MacArthur's assistant in Washington and his advisor in the Philippines in the 1930s.
See here for more details
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 is The Bataan Death March and The Sack of Cement Cross Seminar
The National Prisoner of War Museum at the Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia is hosting a virtual event about the historic cross at Camp O'Donnell. The cross is exhibited at the Museum.
Gia Wagner, Superintendent, National Prisoner of War Museum
Randy Olson (Moderator), Filmmaker, son of Col. John Olson
Chris Schaefer, Filmmaker/Historian
Fred Baldassarre, Historian
Dan Crowley, 98 yr old veteran of Bataan, former P.O.W.
John Eakin, Specialist, Identification of MIA/KIA remains
WATCH AN OLSON VIDEO ABOUT CAMP O'DONNELL HERE ON FACEBOOK
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation and National Museum of the Pacific War in Texas holds its 33rd Annual Symposium virtually. This year – the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII – the focus is on the strategies, events and impacts of the end of WWII in the Pacific. See and hear five experts in their fields speak and take your questions, a lively roundtable discussion with all five speakers, and stimulating breakouts that connect the dots between WWII and today's concerns.
Book discounts and an auction.
Richard B. Frank – Downfall: The Stark Realities of the Atomic Bomb
Craig Symonds - The Legacy of Admiral Nimitz in Today’s Japan
Noriko Kawamura - A Conflicted Man: Emperor Hirohito and the End of the War with the United States
James Hornfischer - Revelation and Reckoning: Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945
Plus 3 concurrent breakouts:
Race in the Military Then and Now, led by Lt. General Vincent Stewart, USMC (Ret.)
The Pandemic—In Search of an Answer, led by Rob Havers, Ph.D.
The Evolving Roles of Women in the Military led by Major General Angela Salinas (Ret.)