Two of the men who fought in history’s biggest maritime invasion will commemorate its 70th anniversary in front of the largest movie screen in Texas. D-Day veterans Robert Bearden, author and former POW, and Johnny Marino will participate in a panel discussion following a screening of the new IMAX film “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944.”
Sponsored by the Texas VLB’s Voices of VeteransTM oral history program, the event is set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. The panel, featuring the two veterans, will take place immediately following the movie.
Reservations are required. Though the movie is free to all veterans and active military personnel, admission charges apply to the general public. For information call (512) 936-4649. The panel discussion portion of the event is free.
The Voices of Veterans will also have an interactive display on the 2nd Floor of the Museum adjacent to the IMAX theatre. At the display, visitors can hear and see the stories of a selection of Texas combat veterans who have shared their stories through the program, including a D-Day veteran.
The Voices of Veterans exhibit will be at the Bullock Museum until Fall 2014.
Texas Capitol Visitors Center
November 11, 2011 – September 2012
Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011, the Voices of Veterans Oral History Program highlighted a ten-month long multimedia exhibit at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center in Austin, Texas. Located in the historic Old Land Office Building on the Capitol grounds, the Visitors Center hosted thousands of guests during the exhibit's run. The exhibit closed in September 2012.
Entitled “Every Veteran Has A Story To Tell,” the exhibit featured an award-winning short video on the program (see below), multimedia iPad kiosks with actual selections from the veterans’ interviews from the program, as well as personal memorabilia and artifacts.
The "Every Veteran has a Story to Tell" exhibit was made possible by the State Preservation Board and the Texas Capitol Visitor Center.
James Crabtree 512.463.1970
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