Event

Date with History: Tank Support on Omaha Beach

Event Details

Date:
Mon, Jun 6, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Cantigny Park Visitors Center

1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
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Date With History
Virtual and In-Person

Visitors Center
Monday, June 6
7:00 PM CDT

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In-person: Free event with paid parking.
Virtual: Free event registration required.

Virtual Registration

Commemorate the 78th anniversary of D-Day by exploring the use of tanks on Omaha Beach. Learn more about the 741st Tank Battalion’s support of the 1st Infantry Division and the 743rd Tank Battalion’s support of the 29th Infantry Division during the initial assault landings on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

MEET THE SPEAKER: Steve Fixler spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, in Armor, as both Enlisted and as an Officer. He retired in 2004. He’s been a volunteer here at the First Division Museum since 2005 and volunteers as both a docent in the museum and works with the Historical Vehicle Fleet.

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Illinois teachers can earn 1.5 PD credits for watching the presentation and filling out a short PD activity.

Step 1: Register for the webinar above.

Step 2: Register to be on the teacher list for the PD activity and ISBE forms.

  This program includes built-in closed captioning through Zoom.