September 2, 2020 marks the 75th Commemoration of the End of World War II; a war that took the lives of over 405,000 U.S. military personnel. Join us over the next six months to share the memoirs and stories of our soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen in WWII. Each session will contain a brief lecture and time to discuss the suggested reading. This session is titled "Invading Fortress Europe & the Battle for Normandy." This session’s suggested reading is: Omaha Beach and Beyond by Bob Slaughter. The books for each session are just a suggestion, participants do not need to read each session's books to attend.
Facilitator Glenn Flickinger is a local history enthusiast with expertise on a wide range of topics. He hopes participants will enjoy learning more about history while engaging with their community.
Citizen Soldiers will be conducted via the free video conferencing software Zoom and a Library staff member will be supervising the session. The Librarian coordinating the event will email each registrant a Zoom meeting invitation approximately an hour before the start of the program. Zoom is available as a free desktop (for Windows, MacOS, and Linux Operating systems) and mobile application for Android and Apple iOS devices. Once Zoom is installed, you will be able to join the virtual Library program.
Registration is required. By registering for this event you have agreed to comply with the library's patron behavior policy. All non-compliant participants will be immediately and permanently blocked from further participation. Because the Librarian facilitating the event will not be able to provide live technical support during the virtual program, it is strongly encouraged you familiarize yourself with Zoom in advance of the program. You can also contact the Library’s Virtual Reference Service for assistance learning Zoom. You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom. For more in-depth instructions please visit the Zoom support page on joining a meeting.