Topic: “The Virginia War Memorial - 10 to 60 in 11 years”
Date: Thursday, March 6
Speaker: Jon Hatfield, Executive Director, Virginia War Memorial Foundation
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 for members and full-time students; $30 for non-members
Location: Virginia War Memorial Foundation, 621 S. Belvidere Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
Register by Tuesday, March 4. About Our Speaker
Jon served in the US Army in Alaska, Germany, and Korea and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Reserves with 24 years service. After several years as a state employee, he became the Memorial’s first employee on July 1, 1997. During the past sixteen years, several educational programs, including the award-winning Virginians at War documentary videos for the classroom, have been developed to honor veterans and instill patriotism. The Memorial’s educational programs are being used in schools statewide.
To accommodate education program growth, the Memorial completed the 18,400 square foot Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center in September 2010. The Memorial is currently preparing to build Phase II of its Master Plan that will expand the Shrine of Memory to house the Global War on Terrorism Memorial, increase parking, and enlarge exhibit and education spaces. Jon is an active member of the American Legion, Military Officers of America Association, Military Order of World Wars, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rotary International and Ruritan National. He and his wife Donna make their home in Chesterfield County.