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Date:
November 15, 2018
Time:
9:00 AM
Location:
Chanhassen Senior Center
Address:
7700 Market Blvd
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Contact:
952.227.1125
Cost:
$10 Residents / $11 Non-Residents Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 6 Code: 6184.102
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Pancake Breakfast & WWII on Alaska Soil

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Join us for a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast, followed by a presentation on the role of the Aleutian Islands in WWII told by Melonie Shipman, former Education Coordinator for the Wildlife Refuge which manages these WWII battlefields. She’ll talk about the soldiers who boarded planes to fight in the Pacific and found themselves heading for the Aleutian Islands, where the Japanese wage war on the steep, volcanic, foggy “Birthplace of Winds.” You’ll hear a briefing of U.S. troop arrival in 1943. You’ll learn about the weather, logistical challenges, and terrain that would be their biggest enemy. Then, skip ahead 50 years to learn how these “footprints” impacted soldiers, villages, wildlife, and wild land.