May 18 - Virtual PD: Veterans Legacy Program with Florida National Cemetery

Florida National Cemetery - National Cemetery Administration

In partnership with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program, we are pleased to offer free professional development sessions in spring 2024 focusing on different aspects of American Veterans’ and Service Members’ lives on and off the battlefield and how to effectively bring that content back to the classroom. As a part of this series, we are now offering a virtual workshop:

May 18, 2024, 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. ET 
World War II Portraits of Service: Veterans of the 442nd Infantry Regiment 

  • Scholar: Prof. Brian Hayashi (Kent State University)
  • Master Teacher: John Irish
  • Virtual Tour Site: Florida National Cemetery
  • Stipend for Participants: $50.00

Professor Hayashi’s lecture will focus on the experiences of Veterans of the 442nd Infantry Regiment. The pedagogy portion of the workshop provides an opportunity to use primary source analysis to understand the myriad reasons Veterans served in World War II. As a part of the workshop, participants will get a virtual tour of Florida National Cemetery.

Participants will receive a certificate for 2.5 hours of professional development. To receive the $50.00 stipend, participants must be present for the entire workshop.

Learn more and register here.

In addition to our online programs, there are two exciting in-person Veterans Legacy Program events that include tours of the cemeteries:

April 20, 2024 - World War II Portraits of Service: Native American Code Talkers with Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM

April 27, 2024 - World War II Portraits of Service: Women’s Army Corps with Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX