Friends of the National World War II Memorial presents a Monthly Conference Series to learn more about the spirit of unity and shared purpose that defined the character of our country during World War II. This series of monthly half-day virtual conferences features discussions with WWII veterans, war orphans, and published authors. Register today for free to join this unique digital experience.
October - March
Third Saturday Monthly
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET
Commander Richard Goodwin's life was an intriguing one. One of danger, adventure and love. His memoir gives us an honest insight into his life and career, admitting to the mistakes he made, disliking others, his disagreements with authority, his love for his seafaring career inside and outside the Royal Navy, and his family. This presentation will detail a son's exploration of his father's life.
Richard B. Frank is an internationally recognized historian of the Asia Pacific War. His latest work published in March 2020 is Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia Pacific War, July 1937 to May 1942.
This presentation is based on deep research and a global perspective, covering a new road to Pearl Harbor through the Soviet Union and China, Japanese success, and American failures in Washington and Hawaii.
John Landry left high school to join the Navy. He served on the S.D. Sturgis, which transported generals to signing of the surrender on the USS Missouri. He came back and finished school and with a G.I. bill, was able to go play football for Notre Dame in the late '40s.
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial’s education programs are generously supported by the Jack C. Taylor / Enterprise Rent-A-Car WWII Memorial Education Endowment.