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Virginia War Memorial Offering Three 2023 Summer Teacher Institutes, Professional Development Seminars Free To Educators Who Register To Attend

The Virginia War Memorial is offering three professional development opportunities for Virginia educators during June and July this year.

These Virginia War Memorial 2023 Summer Teacher Institutes are free and open to all educators from throughout the Commonwealth and are tailored to those teaching middle and high school students. All are held at the Memorial in downtown Richmond and include lunch, materials and resources and those who attend are eligible for recertification points. Ample free parking is available onsite.

The dates and topics of the Virginia War Memorial 2023 Summer Teacher Institutes are as follows:

  • Wednesday, June 14 – 9:00 a.m. – 3 pm. (One day)

 Connecting Students to History: A Workshop on Research, Writing and Photography

Learn the latest research and writing skills for more effective teaching using primary sources.

  •  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, June 20, 21 and 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Three days)

 Peace With Honor: An In-Depth Look at the War in Vietnam

During the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, a comprehensive look at how this conflict affected America from noted historians and those who were there.

  •  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, July 11, 12 and 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Three days)

 Virginia and the Great War

A study of World War I and the impact it had on the lives of Virginians.

Pre-registration to attend and participate in these 2023 Summer Teacher Institutes is required and space is limited.  For more information and registration information, please go to

You may also contact Virginia War Memorial Director of Education James Triesler at or 804.786.2062.

About the Virginia War Memorial

The mission of the Virginia War Memorial is to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Inspire Patriotism in All.  Dedicated in 1956, the Memorial includes the names of the nearly 12,000 Virginia heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and the Global War on Terrorism.  The Virginia War Memorial is and will always be the Commonwealth’s tribute to those who served and most especially, to those who died defending our freedoms.

The Virginia War Memorial is a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) and serves as an integral part of its mission in support of all Virginians who have served in our military.  It is located at 621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220 and is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.  Admission is free, except for select events.  For more information, please visit

About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state government agency with more than 40 locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  DVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I veterans.  Today, DVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The agency operates four long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; and provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries. It operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit