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Catherine Cilfone's father, a WWII bombardier, in his Flack Suit.
Lt. Charles Joseph Cilfone, Bombardier/Navigator, 386th Bomber Group, in his flack suit. What are his thoughts flying above hundreds of ships as they make their way towards Utah Beach, June 6, 1944?

Cilfone Family Album

Featured Programs- Heroes

Saturday, June 3

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).

Overlord
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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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidential Retirements

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Thomas Jefferson Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talk:  4–5 PM John Adams and Thomas Jefferson created the first ex-presidents club beginning in 1809.

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    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St. between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Led Run (3-4 miles) Join a park ranger for an exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city and...

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    Talking Civil War Baseball, Lincoln, and Blossoms

    • Time: 10:00 AM,10:30 AM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial (chamber)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    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.

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    WWII in Memory

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station) 
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Ranger Talk: 2-2:45 PM and 4-4:45 PM As the nation observes Memorial Day, place the legacy of World War II in context.

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    Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base of monument)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile): 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM You think you know Washington?

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    • 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.

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    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (144 Constitution Avenue, NE)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger Talk Join Ranger Heidi and hear how Wonder Woman’s bullet-repelling bracelets, tiara, and her existence are based on incidents and images from the life of her eccentric creator.

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    Obscure Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Just about everybody knows the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but do you know about the others?

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    Overlord

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger Talk “D-Day”, June 6, 1944 was the most complex military operation in history. What made it so complex and what impact did the invasion of Normandy mean for the war?

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    Presidents and Indians

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Come learn about Native American-European American relations in this nation's history through the interactions of U.S. Presidents and First Americans.

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    An Even Fight: A Bombardier Remembers D-Day

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    Ranger Talk Explore the D-Day Invasion of Normandy through the eyes of a Utah Beach Bombardier as told by his daughter.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The 14th Amendment Federalized

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Lincoln Memorial Lincoln Memorial (street level plaza)
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Ranger Talk The 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection and due process to all citizens. One hundred fifty years later that legacy continues to unfold.

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    Fortitude

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger Talk Operation Fortitude- With the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 came a very complex operation that fooled the Germans.

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    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (plaza, Independence Ave SW & West Basin Dr. SW)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger Talk Fifty years ago their marriage sparked a legal fight that led all the way to the Supreme Court

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    Obscure Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Just about everybody knows something about Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but do you know about the others?

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    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger-led Run (3-4 miles) an exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city, and others that aren’t as famous.

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    Who was the "White House Iceberg?"

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 10, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1.5 miles) What President was instrumental in setting up the NCAA? Which Chief Executive was fined for speeding with a horse and carriage?

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    Obscure Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Just about everybody knows the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but do you know about the others? Follow the path least taken.

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    Presidents and Indians

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) We have memorials to four Presidents. Were these and other Chief Executives fair in dealing with Native Americans?

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    The Terrific Strain of it All

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¼ miles) 1915, after the Great War entered its second year, the pressure increased for everyone.

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    A Clash of Cultures

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile) Why did Japan became more aggressive in the 1930's? How did the United States react to this behavior?

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    Barbarossa

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Ranger Talk The operation code named, Barbarossa, is part of German history. What was the significance of the German name? Why did this seal the fate of the Third Reich and the Second World War?

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Cold War on the Mall

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    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?

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    Crisis in Korea

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Korean War Veterans Memorial (contact station).
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Ranger Talk 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.

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    Obscure Memorials of the National Mall

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: World War II Memorial (contact station)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Just about everybody knows the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, but do you know about the others? Follow the path least taken.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Washington Monument Lodge (15th St between Jefferson and Madison Drives)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Ranger-led Run (3-4 miles) an exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city, and others that aren’t as famous.

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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Who was the "White House Iceberg?"

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles) Which Chief Executive was fined for speeding with a horse and carriage?

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    Mr. Lincoln Goes to Washington

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Washington Monument (base)
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile) You think you know Washington? Wait until you see what it was like when Abraham Lincoln showed up.

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