75th Anniversary of D-Day Symposium Schedule

Please note: Due to the level of interest in this event, we have changed the venue to Mara Auditorium. An announcement will be sent out to anyone who has registered.

Unless otherwise noted, all portions of the program will be held in Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall, Gettysburg College. Program is subject to change and revisions. 

8:00 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Robert Bohrer, Associate Provost & Dean of Public Policy Programs, Gettysburg College

9:10 a.m.  Eisenhower and Leadership – Susan Eisenhower, Chairman Emeritus, Eisenhower Institute

9:30 a.m.  IKE: The Making of an American Hero, D-Day 1944, A New Documentary Film – Dr. George Colburn

10:45 a.m.  Break

11:00 a.m.  The Mulberry Myth: Logistics at D-Day – Dr. Craig Symonds

12:00 noon  Buffet lunch in the Atrium

12:45 p.m.  Guest Speaker Book Signing

1:15 p.m.  The Big Red One at Omaha Beach: The Brutal Experience of American Combat Soldiers on D-Day – Dr. John C. McManus

2:15 p.m.  Panel Discussion – Moderated by Dr. Ian A. Isherwood, Assistant Professor of War and Memory Studies at Gettysburg College

3:30 p.m.  Shuttle bus departure for Eisenhower National Historic Site. Optional Advance Purchase Ticket Required--SOLD OUT.

5:00 p.m.  Shuttle Departs Eisenhower National Historic Site to return to Gettysburg College