Merciful Minerva! Suffrage and the Birth of Wonder Woman
Ranger Talk: 1-2 PM
Wonder Woman debuted in 1941 as an antidote to the hyper-masculinity and violence of other comic book characters. William Moulton Marston drew inspiration from the women’s suffrage movement of the 1910s to create a new type of hero.
Meet: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue, NE).
Ranger Talk: 2-2:45 PM and 4-4:45 PM
The invasion of Northwest Europe on June 6, 1944 called Operation Overlord during planning is better known as “D-Day”. It was the most complex military operation in history. Meet: World War II Memorial (contact station).
Tuesday, June 6
An Even Fight: A Bombardier Remembers D-Day
Ranger Talk: 1-1:45 PM
The D-Day Invasion of Normandy through the eyes of her father, Lt. Charles Joseph Cilfone, Bombardier/Navigator, 386th Bomber Group. Catherine retells his stories of flying over hundreds of ships in the D-Day attack on Omaha Beach and later, when wounded. Come and share your veteran's stories. Meet: World War II Memorial (contact station).
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Ranger Talks: 10-10:20 AM and 10:30-10:50 AM
Are you going to the game today? The first organized baseball game of the war took place between the 71st New York Regiment and the Washington Nationals amateur club in a park across from the White House.
Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue NE)
Fees: Program Canceled.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Program Canceled. "View Details" for program background. Visit Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument to learn more about a big chunk of American history. Belmont-Paul also provides regularly scheduled programs.
Ranger-led Walk (about ¾ mile)
On the National Mall there are four memorials that help tell the story of the Cold War and its origins in WWI and WWII, foreshadowing the hot wars that explode in Korea and Vietnam. How are these conflicts connected?
Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial (contact station).
Saturday, June 24, 2017
The invasion of South Korea by North Korea resulted in two important developments. The first involved the United Nations in their first real 'crisis', and the second one was the United States became embroiled in a "hot war" in the Cold War.