Journey to D-Day: Expert Guide to Normandy with Smithsonian Associate Kevin Dennehy
The Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series
Welcome back to another episode of the Not Old Better Show, Smithsonian Associates Interview Series, on radio and podcast, where we delve into the stories that shape our world and enrich our lives. I’m your host, Paul Vogelzang, and we’re broadcasting from just outside of Washington DC. Today we have a truly special episode that promises to be both enlightening and emotionally impactful.
We’re about to embark on a journey back in time to the beaches of Normandy, the site of the largest seaborne invasion in history—D-Day. This monumental event changed the course of World War II and, indeed, the world as we know it. But how can you, especially those of you in the 60+ age group, experience this history firsthand? How can you walk the same beaches, visit the same monuments, and feel the weight of that history?
Well, today, we have someone who can guide us through this journey like no other. We’re honored to have Smithsonian Associate Kevin Dennehy. Smithsonian Associate Kevin Denneny will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, and the title of his presentation is Visiting the Normandy Battlefields: A Military History Travel Talk. We have Kevin Dennehy today to tell us briefly about his upcoming Smithsonian Associates presentation because I know you’ll want to see and hear him at Smithsonian Associates coming up. Kevin Dennehy will join us momentarily, but briefly; Kevin Dennehy is a retired Army National Guard colonel, Special Forces combat veteran, and the co-author of ‘The D-Day Visitor’s Handbook.’ His book, co-authored with Stephen Powers, is not just a historical guide; it’s a practical manual for anyone planning to visit the Normandy battlefields. From detailed maps and tours to recommendations on where to stay, dine, and even shop, Kevin has covered it all.
And here’s the kicker: Kevin has just released the 80th Anniversary Edition of his book, The D-Day Visitor’s Handbook, revised and updated to make your planning easier and less stressful. So whether you’re a history buff, a veteran, or someone who wants to pay homage to this significant event, this episode is for you.
So, grab your notepads, or sit back and listen as we navigate the Normandy battlefields and uncover the stories that still resonate today. It’s time to take action, plan that trip you’ve always thought about, and enrich your life through the lens of history.
Stay tuned; you won’t want to miss this…Kevin Dennehy, welcome to the program; let’s chat about Stephen Powers first; I know Stephen Powers was a history professor at the University of Northern Colorado for more than thirty years.
My thanks to author and journalist Kevin Dennehy. Smithsonian Associate Kevin Denneny will be appearing at Smithsonian Associates coming up, and the title of his presentation is Visiting the Normandy Battlefields: A Military History Travel Talk. Please check out our website for more details about Kevin Dennehy’s upcoming presentation at Smithsonian Associates. My thanks to the Smithsonian for all they do to support the show, and my thanks to you, my wonderful audience here on radio and podcast. Please be well, be safe, and Let’s Talk About Better©, The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody, and we’ll see you next week.
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