World War II Reunion

During Memorial Day weekend, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. played host to a unique and awe-inspiring event: the National World War II Reunion. Held May 27-30, 2004, almost sixty years after the end of the war, World War II veterans and their families came to the Mall to reunite, reminisce, and witness the dedication of the National World War II Memorial. Each day the Veterans History Project (VHP) tent hosted special programs presenting compelling accounts about a variety of topics, including POWs, Tuskegee Airmen, Code Talkers, Women in Wartime, and D-Day veterans. These panels were preserved and are available as videos below.

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    WWII Reunion: VHP Interviewing Techniques 2 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Date: 2004-05-30
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    WWII Reunion: Covering the War - Wartime Journalists As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Sweers, Peter - Pulwers, Jack - McGurn, Barrett
    • Date: 2004-05-30
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    WWII Reunion: Tuskegee Airmen As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: McGee, Charles - Lowery, Thomas - Archer, Lee
    • Date: 2004-05-30
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    WWII Reunion: Navajo Code Talkers 2 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Smith, Sam - Billison, Sam - Little, Keith
    • Date: 2004-05-30
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    WWII Reunion: Women in Military Medicine As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Busby, Anna - Elcano, Marian - Leierer, Martha - Bailey, Margaret
    • Date: 2004-05-30
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    WWII Reunion: Hispanic Experience in WWII As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Encinias, Miguel - Medina, Frank - Grillo, Evelio
    • Date: 2004-05-30
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    WWII Reunion: Stories of Service 2 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: De Luca, Joseph - Bloxsom, Richard - Higgins, Marty
    • Date: 2004-05-29
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    WWII Reunion: Women in the Military As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Splaine, Elizabeth - Ownby, Miriam - Erno, Ruth L. - Putney, Martha
    • Date: 2004-05-28
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    WWII Reunion: Miss America 1944 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Ramey, Venus
    • Date: 2004-05-28
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    WWII Reunion: POWs Tell Their Stories 2 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Kanaya, Jimmie - Encinias, Miguel - Higgins, Marty - Francies, Richard
    • Date: 2004-05-28
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    WWII Reunion: The Battle of Surigao Strait As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Warner, John - Holloway, J.L.
    • Date: 2004-05-28
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    WWII Reunion: The Japanese-American Experience As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Kanaya, Jimmie - Sogi, Frank - Tsuneishi, Warren - Higgins, Marty
    • Date: 2004-05-28
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    WWII Reunion: Wartime Memories As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Nicholas, Fayard
    • Date: 2004-05-28
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    WWII Reunion: Home Front Memories As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Olson, Elizabeth - Sudyk, Helen - Ramey, Venus - Gurfein, Marion
    • Date: 2004-05-27
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    WWII Reunion: Eyewitness to D-Day As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Gibbons, Sam
    • Date: 2004-05-27
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    WWII Reunion: D-Day Stories
    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - Powell, Bob - Ungerleider, Alvin D.
    • Date: 2004-05-27
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    WWII Reunion: Navajo Code Talkers 1 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel J. - Billison, Sam - Little, Keith
    • Date: 2004-05-27
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    WWII Reunion: POWs Tell Their Stories 1 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Kanaya, Jimmie - Higgins, Marty - Francies, Richard
    • Date: 2004-05-27
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    WWII Reunion: Stories of Service 1 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Sudyk, John - Bloxsom, Robert - De Luca, Joseph - Brenner, Joseph - Zavadil, George
    • Date: 2004-05-27
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    WWII Reunion: VHP Interviewing Techniques 1 As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Date: 2004-05-27
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    WWII Reunion: Red Cross in Wartime As part of the National World War II Reunion held on Memorial Day weekend on the National Mall in Washington, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project sponsored several programs presenting compelling accounts of WWII history.
    • Contributor: Belew, Riki - O'Driscoll, Mary P. - Colony, Helen
    • Date: 2004-05-27