Livestream Classes

Learning from the Home Front

The Education team provides a variety of live, interactive lessons for students and learners of all ages.

All of our livestream options are FREE, though many require advance registration. Sign up soon to reserve your spot. If you missed a Livestream, click here for a full list of all past Livestream programs and recordings!

Information about upcoming livestreams is available below and on our events page. We continually update the schedule of programs, so sign up for our emails, and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.


JANUARY’S SPECIAL Program

Roots, War, and the Soul: Healing Through Story

Wednesday, January 6, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Researching and writing the stories of our  military ancestors may provide awareness of family patterns, inherited trauma, our ancestors’ experiences, secrets, and can take us on a journey we never expected. Journey with Jennifer Holik into the past through story. Learn how researching and traveling in her ancestors’ footsteps facilitated her healing and healing for the world. A handout of writing prompts and research tips will be provided.

Jennifer Holik is an acclaimed author, researcher, educator, empath, medium, and healer dedicated to uncovering 20th century military history (WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam) by piecing together biographical stories of soldiers’ lives that have never been told before.

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Upcoming livestreams:


Roots, War, and the Soul: Healing Through Story

Wednesday, January 6, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Register here

Researching and writing the stories of our  military ancestors may provide awareness of family patterns, inherited trauma, our ancestors’ experiences, secrets, and can take us on a journey we never expected. Journey with Jennifer Holik into the past through story. Learn how researching and traveling in her ancestors’ footsteps facilitated her healing and healing for the world. A handout of writing prompts and research tips will be provided.

Jennifer Holik is an acclaimed author, researcher, educator, empath, medium, and healer dedicated to uncovering 20th century military history (WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam) by piecing together biographical stories of soldiers’ lives that have never been told before.

Download handout for Roots, War, and the Soul here


Eyewitness to History: Interview with WWII Combat Infantryman Warren Fisher

Tuesday, January 12, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Seventy-six years ago, American troops fought to stop the last great German offensive of WWII during the Battle of the Bulge. The weather was bitterly cold as Combat Infantryman Warren Fisher fought to hold the line in Luxembourg, while serving with the 109th Regiment of the 28th Infantry Division. According to Fisher, “we started on the attack, but met serious resistance.” Bring your questions as we interview a member of the Greatest Generation!


Salute to Service: Navy SEALs

Wednesday, January 13, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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In this special program in our Salute to Service series, we will be focusing on the Navy’s elite special operations force known as the SEALs. Their training in unconventional warfare has led to many covert operations and successful peacekeeping missions. Join us as we speak with former Navy SEAL, Ryan Croley, to gain insight on what it was like to be a part of such a close-knit community of warriors.


From the Collection: Souvenirs and War Trophies Part II

Thursday, January 14, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Join Curator Jesse Smith to discover more about the Virginia War Memorial Collection! In this presentation, learn about trench art, battlefield pickups, purchased items, and other souvenirs that were sent or carried home from soldiers who participated in wars from World War I to the present. View Part I: https://vimeo.com/473562798


From the Archives: The China-Burma-India Theater

Thursday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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Popular culture representations of World War II often focus on action in Europe and the Pacific, overlooking the important roles of service members who served in the China-Burma-India Theater. Take a closer look at materials relating to the CBI Theater from the archives of the Virginia War Memorial, and hear the stories of some of the men who were there.


Eyewitness to History: The Tet Offensive – 1968

Thursday, January 28, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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The Tet Offensive began on January 30, 1968 and was a major turning point in the Vietnam War. CBS reporter Walter Cronkite visited Vietnam, and on February 27, 1968 ended his evening news broadcast by saying he was not sure “who won or lost in the great Tet Offensive against the cities.” This broadcast had a huge effect on public opinion regarding the war. Join us to learn about what it was like to be in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive from American service members who were there, and discover their opinions on its impact on the outcome of the war.


Have you missed any of our recent Livestreams? Catch up by watching the recordings on our Vimeo channel.

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Recent Recordings

“In Their Own Words: Letters from World War I” – Thursday, November 5 – View recording here

“Salute to Service: US Marine Corps” – Monday, November 9 – View recording here

“Eyewitness to History: Interview with WWII Veteran Fred Faulkner” – Tuesday, November 17 – View recording here

“What Happened? Three American Military Disasters” – Monday, November 23 – View recording here

“From the Archives: Thanksgiving Menus” – Wednesday, November 25 – View recording here

“Pearl Harbor Day Observance” – Monday, December 7 – View recording here

“The State of Military History: A Discussion Among Historians” – Tuesday, December 8 – View recording here

“Headhunter – 5-73 CAV and Their Fight for Iraq’s Diyala River Valley” – Tuesday, December 15 – View recording here

“Eyewitness to History: Interview with WWII Veteran George Merz” – Wednesday, December 16 – View recording here