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Monday, June 6, 2011

Video: Dal Estes recounts D-Day on Omaha Beach

D-Day: June 6, 1944

Today on the 67th Anniversary of D-Day, we honor and remember America's sons of 1944 who landed in Normandy, France to begin the liberation of Europe after 5 long years of Nazi occupation. Our founder, Dal Estes, landed in the second wave on Omaha Beach,"Bloody Omaha", and returned 50 years later to return a flag captured from a German bunker. He proudly wore his uniform every day in Normandy, and from the respect and love he received from the local people, he was inspired to found our museum almost seven years ago to honor our current military personnel as well as our veterans. From that dream, we have been visited by Americans from every state and people from 50 countries as well as countless school field trips. Thanks to our volunteers, members and supporters are we expand our reach and influence in Central Illinois.

This 13 minute video is hosted on the website and includes a recounting by ex-Sgt Dal Estes of his landing on D-Day. It is dedicated to all those who have served or are currently serving our country around the world.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Au Revoir et Bonne Route!

We had the pleasure of meeting six young French from Normandy, Western France recently. We wish them good roads, great weather, and a wonderful stay in the United States.
Au revoir a Lionel, Tony, Raynald, Muriel, Claire, et Alberic!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Teacher Workshop - June 20

The Livingston County War Museum is proud to announce that it will host a Teacher Workshop entitled "In Our Own Backyard: Community Resources That Work" on Monday, June 20 from 8:15 - 9:445 am.
Sponsored by Regional Office of Education #17 in Bloomington-Normal IL, 30 teachers from McLean and Livingston County will travel by bus to learn about museum resources available for their classrooms in the fall. All of our veterans, from World War II to the present, will be on hand to help explain how students benefit when they interact with them on fieldtrips surrounded by hands-on exhibits of America at war. We extend a special welcome to all workshop teachers and look forward to collaborations with their schools. For further information, phone us at (815) 842-0301 or email us at