Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Abingdon, VA



8:30 - 9:00                      Registration and refreshments

9:00 - 9:10                      Welcome from the Commission

9:10 - 10:00                    116th Infantry Regiment Foundation, Inc.

                                         Virginia at War: The 116th Infantry Regiment's Contribution

                                         Presented by Dr. Edmund Potter

10:15 - 12:00                  Virginia War Memorial and National D-Day Memorial (Joint session)

                                         Teaching WWII through Film

                                         Presented by Morgan Guyer, John Long, Maggie Mitchell, and Jim Triesler

12:00 - 1:30                    Lunch

                                         Museum table visits during lunch from 12:45 to 1:30 

1:30 - 2:15                      Best Practices: WWI & WWII in the classroom

                                         Presented by Jim Triesler, 2007 Regional Teacher of the Year

2:25 - 3:10                      Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum

                               How the Wilsons and a Flock of Sheep Helped Win the War

                                        Presented by Debbie Wilkerson

                                        with Jim Gearhart and Betsy Ely as President and Mrs. Wilson

3:15 - 4:00                      Library of Virginia

                                        In Their Own Words: Voices of Virginians from the First World War

                                        Presented by Catherine Wyatt


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