Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable

WWII Related Events
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Dog Tag Tours will be hosting a trip to Europe this fall to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden. The trip, “In the Footsteps of Major Dick Winters” is scheduled for September 11-25, 2019. This remarkable group tour will take participants from Normandy to the Eagle’s Nest, following the wartime experiences of the “Band of Brothers” unit led by Winters. An information meeting will be held at the Derry Township Historical Society on February 23, 2019. See the Dog Tag Tours website for more information on this and other WWII related travel opportunities.

 5th Annual “Visit With Veterans” Share informally your military experiences with high school students. Bring pictures, mementos, & uniforms to convey what your military service was like. Tables provided for your display.  (NO MUNITIONS, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO) Communicate what textbooks can't!! Enrich the students’ understandings of personal  service and patriotism. (sacrifices, benefits, perspectives, life changing elements)  Students will come and go during this 2 hour session. Light snacks and drinks provided.  Restrooms are accessible.
Deadline: Confirm attendance by Wednesday, November 14 by emailing Lower Dauphin Teacher & WWII Round Table Regular  Steff Chortanoff   schortanoff@ldsd.org, or 717-576-3032, or contact the High School Office 717-566-5330.  Arrive/Park/Enter: Arrive between 10:30 - 10:45 AM.  Entry driveway on the West side of Lower Dauphin High School. Off of South Hanover Street - just beyond the Route 322 Exit.   Parking on the South side, Main Entrance.. at the Flag Pole. Enter Door #1 to check in with the secretary.

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The Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable’s WWII in Gettysburg Tour
The approximately 4-hour guided tour will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Highlights of the tour include: the Gettysburg Hotel (established 1797); Christ Lutheran Church (where General and later President Dwight Eisenhower’s West Point class of 1915 posed for a photograph); Eisenhower’s homes in 1918; Gettysburg College; Eisenhower’s church and paintings; US Army Camp Colt (where Eisenhower was commander and trained Tank Corps personnel for deployment in WWI); the Peace Light Memorial; WWII POW camps (where German POWs were held); US Army WWII era Camp Sharpe (which specialized in psychological warfare operations and propaganda); a WWII War Department mapmaking facility (which operated at the Lee-Meade Inn); and the Gettysburg National Cemetery (final resting place for nearly 2,000 WWII veterans). The tour guide, Antigoni Ladd, is Executive Vice President and Curriculum Director of Tigrett Leadership Academy in Gettysburg, PA; she has over thirty years of experience in leadership education, including serving as a program designer and instructor. The price of the tour ($35 per person) will include round-trip bus transportation (from Hummelstown to Gettysburg and back), driver gratuity, and guide. Please see Chris Huffman at a Central Pennsylvania WWII Roundtable meeting to sign up or to get more information; you may also email Chris at: DrChrisHuffman@aol.com
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