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Virginia War Memorial To Offer Three-Part Professional Development Series  For Teachers During October

Teachers Encouraged to Register to Attend Evening Sessions on Topic “Defeating the Axis”


The Virginia War Memorial is announcing a new three-part professional development series about World War II open to all public and private school teachers in Virginia.

The topic of the series is “Defeating the Axis” and programs will be held October 16, 23 and 30 from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial’s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond.

Each session is free and dinner will be provided. Teachers who attend at least two of the sessions may be eligible for recertification points.  Seating is limited and registration is required to attend.

“The sessions will include variety of speakers such as World War II veterans and will include activities and classroom resources for the teachers,” said Morgan Guyer, the Virginia War Memorial’s Assistant Director of Education. “We are hoping many teachers will take advantage of these evening sessions which are a new venture for our Teacher Institute series and continue our educational mission here.”

“Teachers are welcome to contact me by email at if they have questions,” Guyer added. “Teachers can also get more details or register to attend the professional development sessions at “

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. Situated on nearly five acres overlooking the James River at 621 South Belvidere Street in Richmond, the Virginia War Memorial is a division of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and serves as an integral part of its mission in support of all Virginians who served in our military. More at

About VDVS

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) operates 31 benefit offices throughout the state that assist military veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitative care for veterans; and three cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families.  DVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs.  The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s monument to honor the memory and sacrifice of Virginia’s men and women who served and fought to defend our way of life from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit