Living History

Campaign Briefing: Okinawa

October 12, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm
Free Admission

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 October 12th 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 presentation, the living history volunteers of Company K will engage in a battle demonstration including simulated explosives, blank-firing guns, and a real M2-2 flamethrower.

Presentations are offered at 11:00 and 2:00. This presentation is not recommended for small children, pets, or those with heart conditions.

Campaign Briefings are open to the public with admission by donation. No ticket is required, and seating is first come first serve.