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Campaign Briefing: Okinawa


On April 1st, 1945, U.S. forces stormed the quiet beaches of Okinawa. On this 60-mile strip of coral rock, the final land battle between the United States and Japan played out. At stake—the defense of the Japanese homeland and the fate of the Empire.

Join us on April 1st, the 78th anniversary of the battle, to examine the big questions of the campaign: “why did we invade Okinawa?”, “what happened during the battle?” and “what was the result of the campaign?”.

During the program, the living history volunteers of Company K will engage in a battle presentation including simulated explosives, blank firing guns, and a real M2-2 flamethrower.

Programs are offered at 11:00 and 2:00. This show is not recommended for small children, pets, or those with a heart condition.