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What is a Veteran?

Presented by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

with Director of Museum and Education, Tim Neff and Military Historian, Michael Kraus

About Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. is responsible for one of the only memorials in the United States dedicated solely to all of our military personnel, regardless of their branch of service, status, era or conflict. Our mission is to preserve a lasting tribute to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves in serving their country, particularly during American conflicts. Through educational outreach and programs supporting our veterans, we promote the significance of the facility to the community as a living memorial, an educational asset, and cultural treasure.

About the class

This Veterans Day, explore America's proud tradition of military service through the eyes of the veteran experience. Students will put themselves in the shoes of Medal of Honor recipient John J. Pinder as they are asked "What Would You Do?" while stepping through his heroic D-Day experience. Through that lens, students will learn what it means to be a veteran, why Veterans Day matters, and how military honors such as the Medal of Honor are earned and presented.

Meet Your Instructors:

Tim Neff, Director of Museum and Education: A social studies teacher, Neff began working at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in 2002. He has since developed an education department that offers a variety of interactive and engaging programs.

Michael Kraus, Curator of Collections: A well-known military historian, Kraus has authored several Civil War books and has been tapped as a consultant for numerous films and documentaries.

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