Memorial Day at the Eldred WWII Museum

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25th Anniversary and Memorial Day Weekend Events

Executive Director Jesse Case and his team at the world famous WWII Museum in Eldred PA have four days of events planned to mark the upcoming holiday and celebrate 25 years of service.

As Case explains, this is actually the 26th anniversary, having to wait a year to celebrate due to Covid restrictions:, “We waited until our Canadian reenactor friends could cross the border to participate.”

The keynote speaker of the weekend will be CC Felker, CAPT. USN (Ret)    Executive Director of the Society For Military History at 1pm. Read Felker’s biography below this schedule of events:

May 27 – Anniversary of Museum Opening

               (Memorial Day 1996)

May 28 – Living History-visit with WWII American and Canadian Reenactors          

May 29 – Founder’s Day, honoring Tim Roudebush

               Living History-visit with WWII American and Canadian Reenactors

May 30 – Eldred Memorial Day Parade at 11am

               Guest Speaker: CC Felker, CAPT. USN (Ret)    Executive Director of the Society For Military History at 1pm

Museum Open 10am – 4pm for Memorial Day Weekend

“Honoring and Remembering”

Captain Craig (“C.C.”) Felker graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1981.  Designated as an “unrestricted naval aviator” in 1982 he flew the SH-2F Seasprite and SH-60B Seahawk.  During his operational career he served in a variety of flying and non-flying assignments, the most notable of which was as officer in charge of a SH-60B detachment onboard USS Samuel B. Roberts during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and as the Director of the President’s Emergency Operations Center in the White House from 1995 to 1997.  In 1999, while assigned as a history instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy,  Captain Felker was selected for the Permanent Military Professor Program.  He received his Ph.D. from Duke in May 2004, and returned to the Academy the following June to the History Department.  Captain Felker’s publications include Testing American Sea Power: U.S. Navy Strategic Exercises, 1923-1940, New Interpretations in Naval History, an edited collection of papers from the 2011 Naval History Symposium, and most recently No Moment of Victory: The NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan,2009-20011,written following his one-year deployment as command historian for the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan in 2011.  In 2014, he was selected to chair the Naval Academy History Department, and retired from the Navy in September 2016.  He is currently the Executive Director of The Society for Military History.

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