When September 14, 2019 at 10:00am 8 hrs
Contact Remembrances: WWI & WWII [email protected]
Art at the Main featured artist, Ann L O Galt August 13 - September 14

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the WWII Normandy invasion, D- Day. The 100th anniversary of WWI’s ending was celebrated in 2018. In 2016, I traveled to France, specifically to visit WWI memorials and battlegrounds in the Champagne region and WWII cemeteries and beaches in Normandy. In Champagne, I spent time in American cemeteries, walked in the forest of Belleau Wood, stayed on the Marne, visited towns such as Cha?teau-Thierry, the closest to Paris the Germans had marched in WWI. This was the war to end all wars. I toured the country roads of Normandy with a guide, Dale Booth, who told us stories about events, people, equipment, battles, terrain and the invasion. My father fought here and other locations in the European Theater. I think he was in Italy, also...19 years old... but I don’t know for sure. He never talked about the war, so I tried to imagine what it was like for him. How could I? This show is about how we commemorate, how we remember, and how we live today. I hope it will, not only educate and provide visual interest, but stimulate you, the viewer, to pause, find, and share your own stories. Thanks to all who served.