Four WWII combat veterans sharing stories Saturday in Richmond


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — More than seven decades later, Central Virginia has the chance to hear firsthand about the battles of World War II.

On Saturday morning, four combat veterans will join together for a panel at the Virginia War Memorial.

The panel is called, “The Greatest Generation Speaks: The Voices of World War II.”

The speakers are all in their mid-to-late 90s and are ready to share their stories. One man lived through the D-Day invasion while another survived time as a prisoner of war.

“When you’re in your late 90s, how many more opportunities will we have to bring people together with these experiences?” said Jim Triesler, Director of Education at the Virginia War Memorial.

“This is a great opportunity. That yard work can wait another day — come on out to the War Memorial.”

The event is Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond.

It is free and open to the public.

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