Steve Chicoine will be speaking to the Lifelong Learning Institute in Bemidji
on Minnesota veterans in Fort Snelling National Cemetery,
including ambulance drivers and nurses in World War One
in March 2018
Steve Chicoine is honored to be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Memorial Day observance at Minneapolis Lakewood Cemetery. Lakewood, established in 1871, has some 10,000 markers and memorials over 250 acres. The cemetery’s Byzantine chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places.
As a Board Member of the Dr. Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table, I facilitate an interactive discussion each month (sometimes twice a month) in the auditorium at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitors Center. This informal session is at 6:00 p.m. in advance of the formal program at 7:00 p.m. I talk with our guest speaker/author and also with the veterans, who will be on the panel after the formal program. Attendees are welcome to participate in the discussion. We encourage students to join us. The number of attendees has been on a steady rise for the last two years when we began this new and innovative addition to the evening’s program. If you have questions, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
From time to time, I also facilitate the main session. Among the most notable was the American liberation of the Nazi camps. Another program involved the OSS. Interacting with Bob Maynard and hearing his stories of Wild Bill Donovan, whom he served for a time as aide in Kunming, China, was amazing. I had the pleasure of interviewing the renowned diplomatic and military historian Dr. Gerhard Weinberg in my pre-session program. His story of his days as a Jewish boy in Nazi Germany were both horrifying and very memorable.
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Many people have asked when I will again teach a course through University of Minnesota. I am committed to getting at least my current book projects into print before I again immerse myself into a course. The time commitment of preparing for a course is a bit overwhelming and my writing inevitably suffers. I will return. I just do not know when that will be. Keep an eye on Facebook. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com