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Sat, November 9, 2019

Unveiling Ceremony for Liberation Pointe: An Educational Exhibit from this Generation to Honor the Greatest Generation

Unveiling Ceremony for Liberation Pointe: An Educational Exhibit from this Generation to Honor the Greatest Generation at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The Reenactor and equipment display areas will open at 10:00 AM and the unveiling ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM.  The event is free, open to the public, and the USAHEC hopes you will join them in celebrating Veterans Day weekend!

November 9, 2019 (Saturday)

Title: Unveiling Ceremony for Liberation Pointe: An Educational Exhibit from this Generation to Honor the Greatest Generation

The Eagle Scout Award is the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank and a great honor. A Scout must choose and execute a project proposal that demonstrates leadership to others and benefits a non-profit organization. Join the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA at 11AM on November 9, 2019 for the unveiling ceremony of "Liberation Pointe: An Educational Exhibit from this Generation to Honor the Greatest Generation," an Eagle Scout Project by Christopher Adam in honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and WWII Veterans.

As Christopher Adam sat in his honors history class, only three students raised their hands when the teacher asked about the D-day invasion. Mr. Adam knew from that point that something had to be done to make sure that current, as well as future generations, would know of the sacrifices that our service members made in freeing Europe during World War II. His dream was to design, raise money, and oversee an exhibit that would honor Veterans by educating the public with the story of D-Day.

Mr. Adam recognized that the majority of previous reflection on D-Day had focused on senior military leaders and wanted to highlight the individual Soldiers who faced the most danger while overcoming the obstacles in front of them. The bronze statues he designed and the interpretive panels he created tell the story of selfless service by men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on that fateful day in June of 1944. This concept fit perfectly with the USAHEC’s approach of Telling the Army Story…One Soldier at a Time.®

The ceremony will include keynote speakers, the telling of the history of Veterans Day, a performance of TAPS by one of the foremost experts in the United States, and an unveiling ceremony that includes WWII Veterans and Veterans of D-Day. There will also be World War II re-enactors on-site with period equipment and vehicles. The Reenactor and equipment display areas will open at 10:00 AM and the unveiling ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM. The event is free, open to the public, and the USAHEC hopes you will join them in celebrating Veterans Day weekend!