One of the greatest WWII re-enactments in the world. Coming up October 7th & 8th. For tickets: www.americanheritagemuseum.org/event/wwii-re-enactment-battle-for-the-airfield-october-2023/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Still time to make it to the American Heritage Museum for today's Speaker Series featuring author James Ellman. He will be talking about his book MacArthur Reconsidered. Starts at 2:00 PM. ... See MoreSee Less
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One of the great highlights during our WWII Re-enactment (October 7th & 8th) is the WWII Veterans Roundtable discussion. Veterans from all branches of service talk about what they were doing during the war before a very captive audience. If you know a WWII Veteran who would like to participate please send an email to Hunter Chaney at hchaney@collingsfoundation.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Speaker Series – The Rifle 2 by Andrew Biggio

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$10 – $20

Join us for a special presentation by Andrew Biggio on his second book in The Rifle series. In this highly anticipated follow-up to
The Rifle, Andrew Biggio brings to light more untold stories from the quickly vanishing ranks of the veterans of World War II.

Ordinary Men with Extraordinary Purpose

They are called the Greatest Generation, but they were also ordinary men, sharing in all of humanity’s weaknesses and flaws while responding to the call of duty. These are their unforgettable stories—first-person accounts from the last of the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines who fought the most dreadful war in history, all collected by a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The idea was simple: travel across the country with a 1945 M1 Garand, the basic U.S. fighting rifle of World War II, ask combat veterans of that war to sign it, and listen carefully as the sight, touch, and feel of that rifle evoke a flood of memories and emotions. In this highly anticipated follow-up to The Rifle, Andrew Biggio once again reveals the astonishing effect his M1 Garand had on the old warriors who held it.

The passage of time is swiftly snatching from us the last of those men, but the memories of those who remain are vivid and strong. It’s astonishing to see how grasping that rifle brings out those memories—good, bad, terrifying, and heroic.

In Biggio’s riveting account, you will learn:

• What it was like to fight for freedom in the various theaters of World War II

• The obstacles these world-conquerors faced on returning home and how they overcame them

• The special meaning these recollections hold for later combat vets, confirming the brotherhood of warriors

• The importance to veterans of memory and respect

We anticipate several WWII veterans to attend this talk. Many who have been featured in The Rifle.


October 28
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10 – $20
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