75th Anniversary of D-Day Symposium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all portions of the program will be held in Mara Auditorium in Masters Hall at 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

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

3:10 p.m.  Final remarks

3:15 p.m.  Book signing

3:45 p.m.  Shuttle bus departure for Eisenhower National Historic Site from College Union Building. Optional Advance Purchase Ticket Required--SOLD OUT

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