Special Topics in History: Introduction to World War II Portraits of Service | Summer PD 2024

An Introduction to World War II Portraits of Service

Date and Time: August 6, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET

About This Session

In this session, Professor Michael S. Neiberg (Professor of History and Chair of War Studies at the United States Army War College), Master Teacher Joe Welch (2018 National History Teacher of the Year and 2022 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year), and Nicholas Gliserman (Director of Technology, Information, and Digital Engagement) will walk through World War II Portraits of Service: Why I Served, part of our work with the Veterans Legacy Program. This will include a walkthrough of one of our lessons, “Women’s Enlistment: Stories from the Women’s Army Corps,” and our new WWII Veteran Research Guide.

About the Veterans Legacy Program (VLP)

Part of the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), a division of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Legacy Program commemorates our nation’s veterans through the discovery and sharing of their stories. VLP encourages students and teachers at the university and K–12 level around the country to immerse themselves in the rich historical resources found within NCA national cemeteries. Participants research veterans interred in national cemeteries and develop educational tools that increase public awareness of veteran service and sacrifice.

Founded on Memorial Day 2016, the Veterans Legacy Program has established itself as a leading model of community engagement. Partners from across the country have created VLP products and events that reflect the unique impact of veterans on their local community.