The past two weeks have been slower as we are doing a lot more behind the scenes planning for the 75th of the D-Day invasion. I have been helping out my supervisor Maggie with education tours that are coming up this month. I was able to see behind the scenes of programming in different school groups as well as the various education programs done during tours. I also was able to sit in and observe my very first tent program in which was based on a soldier during the war. I helped with the setup and take down as well as had the opportunity to learn new information on artifacts as well as the memorial itself.
This week I spent much of my time planning prizes for the annual 5k run the memorial holds. I was able to look at new ideas in order to help Maggie plan door prizes as well as the grand prize. I have had a lot of fun being behind the scenes and planning various events such as this. I was also able to sit in on a meeting with some live historians for the 75th and learn a lot about the command center as well as land plan for the day. I am very excited to see how these plans play out on June 6th.