Leadership in America
The advances that have positioned the United States as a world superpower have often been initiated in Virginia.
Our Leadership in America lectures will feature a wide array of speakers addressing topics of military readiness, economic strength, medical advances, history, and cultural influence. The series will draw heavily from the intellectual talent of the Commonwealth.
the 2023 leadership in america
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Jan Scruggs – Founder of the Vietnam Wall
Jan Scruggs was a wounded and decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade of the U.S. Army. He conceived the Vietnam Wall as a memorial for the healing of a different kind of wound—that inflicted on our national psyche by a long and controversial war. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, Good Morning America and the Today Show as well as C-SPAN, CNN and FOX. He has written opinion articles for The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Times and other national and regional publications.
An acclaimed speaker and author, Scruggs has written articles on a wide range of topics, including the Civil War and the battle of Gettysburg.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Alex Kershaw is the widely acclaimed, prize-winning, New York Times best-selling author of eleven
books, including The Longest Winter and The Bedford Boys. His latest book tells the story of four
men—all from the same unit—awarded the Medal of Honor for their courage during World War II.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
One Week in October
October 2023 will be the 40th anniversary of the Beirut bombing. 241 US Military personnel were killed in the Barracks bombing, including 220 Marines. The incident was the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima.
That same week, citing danger to the U.S. citizens in Grenada, President Ronald Reagan ordered nearly 2,000 U.S. troops onto the island, where they soon found themselves facing opposition from Grenadan armed forces and groups of Cuban military engineers who were in Grenada to repair and expand the island’s airport.
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