DAR Veteran’s day program

Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church 2060 County Rd. 6 Long Lake, MN 55356

The Lake Minnetonka Chapter NSDAR presents its annual Veterans Day Program commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Featured speakers include Major General Maureen Banavige, USAF and Vietnam Veteran Gary Nash, who will join us in honoring Two WWII D-Day Veterans

Highlights to include a color guard, patriotic music, and a Quilt of Valor presentation.

2018 Armistice Centennial Commemoration

Armistice Centennial Annual Commemoration

    Armistice Day at Brit’s Pub
    1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
    Sunday, November 11, 2018
    Doors at 4 pm, celebration at 5 pm

    Free, all are welcome.

    Join the Twin Cities local and international communities in Brit’s Clubhouse Room for live music, a color guard and words honoring global veterans on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I.

    Presented in partnership by:
    Veterans for Peace
    Lutheran Social Service of MN
    Alliance Francaise
    Italian Cultural Center of Mpls/St. Paul
    Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WW2 History Roundtable
    Brit’s Pub
    Hennepin County

27OCT2018 Program: Honor Before Glory: the Japanese American Contribution to European Campaigns

The Japanese American Citizens League and The WWII History Round Table Present a Very Special Program

Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American Contribution to the Allied Campaigns in Italy and France

Where: The Visitor Center at Historic Fort Snelling
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Doors Open at 12 Noon; Program 1–3:30 p.m.

Scott McGaugh, the author of Honor Before Glory, will discuss the World War II story of the Japanese American GIs of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who rescued two hundred American soldiers who were surrounded by German troops in the Vosges Mountains of eastern France.

The 442nd was composed of two distinct units: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion. These two units were formed independently at different times and did not share a common lineage. The 100th would eventually become the 1st Battalion of the 442nd in June 1944.

The 442nd was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare. The unit was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations (5 earned in one month). Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor. Its motto was “Go for Broke.”

Book event: Odd Lovoll’s Two Homelands: A Historian Considers His Life and Work

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11 AM CDT
Norway House in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Odd S. Lovoll has spent his career chronicling the stories of Norwegian immigrants to the United States and Canada. He, too, was an immigrant at a young age, and like many international migrants returned to his homeland for a period during his young adult life before settling permanently in the United States. This personal connection has long informed his work, and now he turns his academic’s eye to his own story. His book includes a chapter on the 99th Infantry Battalion.

Fitzharris receives Simmons Award

Our very own Dr. Joseph C. Fitzharris, Professor Emeritus of History, University of St. Thomas, received the 2018 Edwin H. Simmons Award from the Society for Military History.

The Edwin H. Simmons Award (formerly the Victor Gondos Award) is presented for long, distinguished or particularly outstanding service to the Society for Military History.

Established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation, renamed in 1939 the American Military Institute, and renamed again in 1990 the Society for Military History, the Society is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history. Its membership (today more than 2700) has included many of the world’s most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.